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Invasion of Canada
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for Americans | British
Battle of Fort Ticonderoga 10-May-1775 Ethan Allen | William Delaplace
Battle of Quebec 31-Dec-1775 Richard Montgomery | Guy Carleton
Battle of Valcour Island 11-Oct-1776 Benedict Arnold | Guy Carleton
Yorktown Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for Americans | British
Battle of Chesapeake Capes 05-Sep-1781 comte de Grasse | Thomas Graves
Battle of Groton Heights 06-Sep-1781 William Ledyard | Benedict Arnold
Siege of Yorktown 19-Oct-1781 George Washington | Charles Cornwallis
Rhode Island Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for Americans | British
Battle of Rhode Island 29-Aug-1788 John Sullivan | Robert Pigot

Eighteenth-century writers seemed uncertain how best to describe Britain’s relation to its many overseas possessions. Only tepidly did they employ the concept of empire since for them it carried uncomfortable baggage from ancient history. The traditional usage suggested that control over distant colonies and expansion into new regions depended on military might. But the notion that Great Britain was a modern-day Rome, dispatching powerful legions to conquer the world, did not sit well with a people who celebrated liberty and rights, the blessings of living under a balanced constitution.

T. H. Breen
The Marketplace of the Revolution (2004)