Major Campaigns of the American Revolution

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Major Campaigns of the American Revolution
The New York and New Jersey Campaigns Actions: -British attacked New York City -The Battle of Staten Island -July 3rd, 1763 British were successful
-this drove the Americans back to Manhattan - Drive for Manhattan -12,000 British soldiers moved to take New York City - This was accomplished successfully
-Cornwallis manhandle of Americans
- Chased Americans through New Jersey until they withdrew to Pennsylvania
-Battle of Trenton -This was Washington’s counterstrike
-Inconspicuously crossed the Delaware on Christmas night capturing nearly 1,000 Hessians -Battle of Princeton -Cornwallis’s attempt to recover Trenton -Washington retained ground
Strategy:
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The War in the South and Cornwallis’ Surrender

Action: -The British move south. - Capture of Savannah, Georgia
- British military corps of 3,500 men accomplished this without much fight from American militiamen
- This was accomplished under the lead of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell -Defense of Savannah, Georgia
- An attempt was made by French and American forces to reclaim Savannah
- French naval ships were used to attempt to defeat British - Capture of Charleston, South Carolina - Headed by Sir Henry Clinton in 1780
- British had nearly 10,000 soldiers while the Continentals had merely 5,000 soldiers, half of those being militiamen. -Cornwallis Takes British Lead
- British troops win at Battle of Camden, but soon the tables are turn by a valiant American effort at the Battle of King’s Mountain.
- Under Cornwallis’s lead the British slowly lose territory in the South. - The Siege at Yorktown
- Washington arrives at Yorktown with a complete force of approximately 20,000 men.
- Americans converged on British and outnumbered them nearly 2-1
Strategy:
- Capture of Savannah, Georgia -British
-British force marched from their landing spot south of the town towards Savannah.
-poor training of the
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