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Boston Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for British | Americans
Battle of Bunker Hill 17-Jun-1775 William Howe | Israel Putnam
Fortification of Dorchester Heights 04-Mar-1776 William Howe | George Washington
New York and New Jersey Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for British | Americans
Battle of Long Island 27-Aug-1776 William Howe | George Washington
Battle of Harlem Heights 16-Sep-1776 Alexander Leslie | George Washington
Battle of White Plains 28-Oct-1776 William Howe | George Washington
Battle of Fort Washington 16-Nov-1776 William Howe | George Washington
Battle of Trenton 26-Dec-1776 Johann Rall | George Washington
Battle of Princeton 03-Jan-1777 Charles Mawhood | George Washington
Saratoga Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for British | Americans
Siege of Fort Ticonderoga 06-Jul-1777 William Delaplace | Ethan Allen
Battle of Oriskany 06-Aug-1777 John Johnson | Nicholas Herkimer
Battle of Bennington 16-Aug-1777 Friedrich Baum | John Stark
Battle of Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton 06-Oct-1777 Henry Clinton | George Clinton, James Clinton
Battles of Saratoga 07-Oct-1777 John Burgoyne | Horatio Gates
Philadelphia Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for British | Americans
Battle of Brandywine 11-Sep-1777 William Howe | George Washington
Battle of Germantown 04-Oct-1777 William Howe | George Washington
Battle of Red Bank (Fort Mercer) 22-Oct-1777 Carl von Donop | Christopher Greene
Siege of Mud Island Fort (Fort Mifflin) 15-Nov-1777 John Montresor | militia
Battle of Monmouth 28-Jun-1778 Henry Clinton | George Washington
Southern Campaign
Battle End Date Sort descending Commander for British | Americans
Battle of Savannah 29-Dec-1778 Robert Howe | Archibald Campbell
Siege of Savannah 20-Oct-1779 Augustin Prevost | Benjamin Lincoln
Siege of Charleston 12-May-1780 Henry Clinton | Benjamin Lincoln
Battle of Waxhaws 29-May-1780 Benedict Arnold | Abraham Buford
Battle of Camden 16-Aug-1780 Charles Cornwallis | Horatio Gates
Battle of Cowpens 17-Jan-1781 Banastre Tarleton | Daniel Morgan
Battle of Guilford Courthouse 15-Mar-1781 Charles Cornwallis | Nathanael Greene
Battle of Eutaw Springs 08-Sep-1781 Alexander Stewart | Nathanael Greene
Siege of Yorktown 19-Oct-1781 Charles Cornwallis | George Washington

The Americans ... revolted not to create but to maintain their freedom. American society had developed differently from that of the Old World. From the time of the first settlements in the seventeenth century, wrote Samuel Williams in 1794, every thing tended to produce, and to establish the spirit of freedom. While the speculative philosophers of Europe were laboriously searching their minds in an effort to decide the first principles of liberty, the Americans had come to experience vividly that liberty in their everyday lives.

Gordon S. Wood
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States (2011)