Battle Maps

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Map Battle End Date Sort descending

Battle of Lexington and Concord

19-Apr-1775

Battle of Bunker Hill

17-Jun-1775

Battle of Quebec

31-Dec-1775

Fortification of Dorchester Heights

04-Mar-1776

Battle of Long Island

27-Aug-1776

Battle of Harlem Heights

16-Sep-1776

Battle of Valcour Island

11-Oct-1776

Battle of Trenton

26-Dec-1776

Battle of Princeton

03-Jan-1777

Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

06-Jul-1777

Battle of Brandywine

11-Sep-1777

Battle of Germantown

04-Oct-1777

Battle of Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton

06-Oct-1777

Battles of Saratoga

07-Oct-1777

Battle of Rhode Island

08-Feb-1778

Battle of Monmouth

28-Jun-1778

Battle of Stony Point

15-Jul-1779

Siege of Charleston

12-May-1780

Battle of Camden

16-Aug-1780

Battle of Guilford Courthouse

15-Mar-1781

Battle of Chesapeake Capes

05-Sep-1781

Battle of Eutaw Springs

08-Sep-1781

Siege of Yorktown

19-Oct-1781
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Battle of Cowpens

07-Nov-1781

As in the case of his career as commander-in-chief, Washington’s most important act as president was his giving up the office. The significance of his retirement from the presidency is easily overlooked today, but his contemporaries knew what it meant. Most people assumed that Washington might be president as long as he lived, that he would be a kind of elected monarch like the king of Poland. Hence his retirement from the presidency enhanced his moral authority and set a precedent for future presidents.

Gordon S. Wood
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815 (2009)