Revolutionary War Battles

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In total, more than 1,500 Revolutionary War battles occurred during the American Revolution.

These skirmishes and battles occurred in all thirteen colonies. The first battles occurred in Massachusetts but the majority of the battles occurred in New York, New Jersey and South Carolina.

In addition, many battles also occurred in Europe, India and the West Indies after France, Spain, the Dutch Republic and the Kingdom of Mysore joined the war.

The battles between the British, the French and the Dutch were known as the Anglo-French War and the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War.

Revolutionary War Battles. Top left: Battle of Bunker Hill. Top right: Death of Montgomery at Quebec. Bottom left: Battle of Cowpens. Bottom right: Battle of Cape St. Vincent

Revolutionary War Battles. Top left: Battle of Bunker Hill. Top right: Death of Montgomery at Quebec. Bottom left: Battle of Cowpens. Bottom right: Battle of Cape St. Vincent

The following is a list of Revolutionary War battles in chronological order:

Revolutionary War Skirmishes in 1774:

September 1, 1774: Powder Alarm in Somerville, Massachusetts
British soldiers remove military supplies

December 14, 1774 : Storming of Fort William and Mary in New Hampshire
Result: Patriot victory

Revolutionary War Battles in 1775:

April 19, 1775: Battle of Lexington in Massachusetts
Result: British victory

April 19, 1775: Battle of Concord in Massachusetts
Result: Patriot victory

April 19, 1775: Siege of Boston begins in Massachusetts

April 20, 1775: Gunpowder Incident in Virginia

May 10, 1775: Capture of Fort Ticonderoga in New York
Result: Patriot victory

May 27-28, 1775: Battle of Chelsea Creek in Massachusetts
Result: Patriot victory

June 11-12, 1775 : Battle of Machias in Maine
Result: Patriot victory

June 17, 1775 : Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts
Result: Patriot victory

August 8, 1775: Battle of Gloucester in Massachusetts
Result: Patriot victory

September 17: Siege of Fort St. Jean in Canada
Result: Patriot victory

November 3, 1775: Battle of Montreal in Canada
Result: Patriot victory

October 18, 1775: Burning of Falmouth in Massachusetts

November 14, 1775: Battle of Kemp’s Landing in Virginia
Result: British victory

November 19-21, 1775: Siege of Savage’s Old Fields in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

December 9, 1775: Battle of Great Bridge in Virginia
Result: Patriot victory

December 23, 1775: Snow Campaign in South Carolina

December 31, 1775: Battle of Quebec in Canada
Result: British victory

Revolutionary War Battles in 1776:

January 1, 1776: Burning of Norfolk in Virginia

February 27, 1776: Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge in North Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

March 2-3, 1776: Battle of the Rice Boats in Georgia
Result: British victory

March 3-4, 1776: Battle of Nassau in the West Indies

March 17, 1776: Battle of Dorchester Heights in Massachusetts
Result: Patriot victory

March 25, 1776: Battle of Saint-Pierre in Quebec
Result: Patriot victory

April 6, 1776: Battle of Block Island in Rhode Island
Result: British victory

May 18-27, 1776: Battle of The Cedars in Quebec
Result: British victory

June 8, 1776 : Battle of Trois-Rivières in Quebec
Result: British victory

June 28, 1776: Battle of Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

June 29, 1776: Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

July 15, 1776: Battle of Lindley’s Fort in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

August 27, 1776: Battle of Long Island in New York
Result: British victory

September 15, 1776: Landing at Kip’s Bay New York
Result: British victory

September 16, 1776: Battle of Harlem Heights in New York
Result: Patriot victory

October 11, 1776: Battle of Valcour Island in New York
Result: British victory

October 28, 1776: Battle of White Plains in New York
Result: British victory

November 10-29, 1776: Battle of Fort Cumberland in Nova Scotia
Result: British victory

November 16, 1776: Battle of Fort Washington in New York
Result: British victory

November 20, 1776: Battle of Fort Lee in New Jersey
Result: British victory

December 14, 1776: Ambush of Geary in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

December 22-23, 1776: Battle of Iron Works Hill in New Jersey
Result: British victory

December 26, 1776 : Battle of Trenton in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

Revolutionary War Battles in 1777:

January 2, 1777: Second Battle of Trenton in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

January 3, 1777: Battle of Princeton in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

January 20, 1777: Battle of Millstone in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

January-March 1777: Forage War in New Jersey

March 8, 1777 : Battle of Punk Hill in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

April 13, 1777: Battle of Bound Brook in New Jersey
Result: British victory

April 27, 1777 : Battle of Ridgefield in Connecticut
Result: British victory

May 17, 1777: Battle of Thomas Creek in East Florida
Result: British victory

May 24, 1777 : Meigs Raid in New York
Result: Patriot victory

June 26, 1777: Battle of Short Hills in New Jersey
Result: British victory

July 5-6, 1777 : Siege of Fort Ticonderoga in New York
Result: British victory

July 7, 1777: Battle of Hubbardton in Vermont
Result: British victory

July 8, 1777: Battle of Fort Ann in New York
Result: British victory

August 2-23, 1777: Siege of Fort Stanwix in New York
Result: Patriot victory

August 6, 1777: Battle of Oriskany in New York
Result: British victory

August 13-14, 1777: Second Battle of Machias in Maine
Result: British victory

August 16, 1777: Battle of Bennington in New York
Result: Patriot victory

August 22, 1777: Battle of Staten Island in New York
Result: British victory

August 22, 1777: Battle of Setauket in New York
Result: British victory

September 1 or 21, 1777: First Siege of Fort Henry in Virginia
Result: Patriot victory

September 3, 1777: Battle of Cooch’s Bridge in Delaware
Result: British victory

September 11, 1777: Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania
Result: British victory

September 16, 1777: Battle of the Clouds in Pennsylvania
Result: Battle called off due to rain

September 19, 1777: Battle of Freeman’s Farm in New York
Result: British tactical victory

September 21, 1777: Battle of Paoli in Pennsylvania
Result: British victory

September 26-November 15, 1777: Siege of Fort Mifflin in Pennsylvania
Result: British victory

October 4, 1777: Battle of Germantown in Pennsylvania
Result: British victory

October 6, 1777: Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery in New York
Result: British victory

October 7, 1777: Battle of Bemis Heights in New York
Result: Patriot victory

October 22, 1777: Battle of Red Bank in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

November 25, 1777: Battle of Gloucester in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

December 5-8, 1777: Battle of White Marsh in Pennsylvania
Result: Patriot victory

December 11, 1777: Battle of Matson’s Ford in Pennsylvania
Result: British victory

Revolutionary War Battles in 1778:

March 7, 1778: Battle of Barbados in the West Indies
Result: British victory

March 18, 1778: Battle of Quinton’s Bridge in New Jersey
Result: British victory

April 24, 1778: North Channel Naval Duel in Great Britain
Result: Patriot victory

May 1, 1778: Battle of Crooked Billet in Pennsylvania
Result: British victory

May 20, 1778: Battle of Barren Hill in Pennsylvania
Result: Indecisive

May 25-30, 1778: Mount Hope Bay raids in Rhode Island
Result: British victory

May 30, 1778: Battle of Cobleskill in New York
Result: British-Iroquois victory

June 28, 1778: Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey
Draw: British break off engagement and continue retreat to New York

June 30, 1778: Battle of Alligator Bridge in East Florida
Result: British victory

July 3, 1778: Wyoming Massacre in Pennsylvania
Result: British-Iroquois victory

July 27, 1778: First Battle of Ushant in Bay of Biscay
Result: British victory

August 21–October 19 1778: Siege of Pondicherry in India
Result: British victory

August 29, 1778: Battle of Newport in Rhode Island
Result: British victory

September 5-17, 1778 : Grey’s raid in Massachusetts
Result: British victory

September 7, 1778: Invasion of Dominica in the West Indies
Result: French victory

September 7, 1778: Siege of Boonesborough in Virginia
Result: Patriot victory

September 17, 1778: Attack on German Flatts in New York
Result: British-Iroquois victory

September 27, 1778: Baylor Massacre in New Jersey
Result: British victory

October 2-16, 1778: Raid on Unadilla and Onaquaga in New York
Result: Patriot victory

October 6, 1778: Battle of Chestnut Neck in New Jersey
Result: British victory

October 16, 1778: Little Egg Harbor massacre in New Jersey
Result: British victory

October 24-November 14 1778: Carleton’s Raid in Vermont
Result: British victory

November 11, 1778: Cherry Valley Massacre in New York
Result: British-Iroquois victory

December 15, 1778: Battle of St. Lucia in the West Indies
Result: British victory

December 18-28, 1778: Capture of St. Lucia in the West Indies
Result: British victory

December 29, 1778: Capture of Savannah in Georgia
Result: British victory

Revolutionary War Battles in 1779:

February 3, 1779: Battle of Beaufort in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

February 14, 1779: Battle of Kettle Creek in Georgia
Result: Patriot victory

February 23-25, 1779: Siege of Fort Vincennes in Quebec
Result: Patriot victory

March 3, 1779: Battle of Brier Creek in Georgia
Result: British victory

May 1779: Battle of Chillicothe in Quebec
Result: Patriot victory

May 10-24, 1779: Chesapeake raid in Virginia
Result: British victory

June-September 1779: Armada of 1779
Result: Strategic British victory

June-October 1779: Sullivan Expedition in New York

June 16-18, 1779: Capture of Saint Vincent in the West Indies
Result: French victory

June 20, 1779: Battle of Stono Ferry in South Carolina
Result: British victory

June 24, 1779-February 7, 1783: Great Siege of Gibraltar
Result: British victory

July 2, 1779: Capture of Grenada in the West Indies
Result: French victory

July 5-14, 1779: Tryon’s raid in Connecticut
Result: British victory

July 6, 1779: Battle of Grenada in the West Indies
Result: French victory

July 16, 1779: Battle of Stony Point in New York
Result: Patriot victory

July 22, 1779: Battle of Minisink in New York
British-Iroquois victory

July 24-August 29, 1779: Penobscot Expedition in Maine
Result: British victory

August 19, 1779: Battle of Paulus Hook in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

August 29, 1779: Battle of Newtown in New York
Result: Patriot victory

September 7, 1779: Capture of Fort Bute in West Florida
Result: Patriot-Spanish victory

September 10, 1779: Battle of Lake Pontchartrain in West Florida
Result: Patriot victory

September 13, 1779 : Boyd and Parker ambush in New York
Result: British-Iroquois victory

September 14, 1779: Action of 14 September 1779 off the coast of the Azores
Result: British victory

September 16-October 18, 1779: Siege of Savannah in Georgia
Result: British victory

September 20-21, 1779: Battle of Baton Rouge in West Florida
Result: Patriot-Spanish victory

September 23, 1779: Battle of Flamborough Head in Great Britain
Result: Patriot victory

October 16-November 29, 1779: Battle of San Fernando de Omoa in Guatemala
Result: British victory

November 11, 1779: Action of 11 November, 1779 off Lisbon, Portugal
Result: British victory

December 18, 1779: First Battle of Martinique in the West Indies
Result: British victory

Revolutionary War Battles in 1780:

January 8, 1780: Action of 8 January 1780 off the coast of Spain
Result: British victory

January 16, 1780: Battle of Cape St. Vincent in Portugal
Result: British victory

February 3, 1780: Battle of Young’s House in New York
Result: British victory

March-November, 1780: San Juan Expedition in present-day Nicaragua
Result: Patriot-Spanish victory

March 2-14, 1780: Battle of Fort Charlotte in West Florida
Result: Patriot-Spanish victory

March 29-May 12, 1780: Siege of Charleston in South Carolina
Result: British victory

April 14, 1780: Battle of Monck’s Corner in South Carolina
Result: British victory

April 17, 1780: Second Battle of Martinique in the West Indies
Result: Patriot victory

May 6, 1780: Battle of Lenud’s Ferry in South Carolina
Result: British victory

May 25-August 4, 1780: Bird’s invasion of Kentucky in Virginia
Result: British victory

May 25, 1780: Battle of St. Louis in Louisiana
Result: Patriot-Spanish victory

May 29, 1780: Battle of Waxhaws in South Carolina
Result: British victory

June 7, 1780: Battle of Connecticut Farms in New Jersey
Result: British victory

June 10-12, 1780: Battle of Mobley’s Meeting House in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

June 20, 1780: Battle of Ramsour’s Mill in North Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

June 23, 1780: Battle of Springfield in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

July 12, 1780: Huck’s Defeat in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

July 20-21, 1780: Battle of Bull’s Ferry in New Jersey
Result: Loyalist victory

July 21, 1780: Battle of Colson’s Mill in North Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

August 1, 1780: Battle of Rocky Mount in South Carolina
Result: Loyalist victory

August 6, 1780: Battle of Hanging Rock in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

August 8, 1780: Battle of Pekowee in Canada
Result: Patriot victory

August 9, 1780: Action of 9 August 1780 near Portugal
Result: Spanish victory

August 16, 1780: Battle of Camden in South Carolina
Result: British victory

August 18, 1780: Battle of Fishing Creek in South Carolina
Result: British victory

August 18, 1780: Battle of Musgrove Mill in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

August 28, 1780: Battle of Black Mingo in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

September 20, 1780: Battle of Wahab’s Plantation in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

September 26, 1780 : Battle of Charlotte in North Carolina
Result: British victory

October 7, 1780: Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

October 16, 1780: Royalton Raid in Vermont
Result: British victory

October 19, 1780: Battle of Klock’s Field in New York
Result: Patriot victory

November 5, 1780: La Balme’s Defeat in Canada
Result: British-Iroquois victory

November 9, 1780: Battle of Fishdam Ford in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

November 20, 1780: Battle of Blackstock’s Farm in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

November 23, 1780: Battle of Fort St. George in New York
Result: Patriot victory

Revolutionary War Battles in 1781:

January 6, 1781: Battle of Jersey in the English channel
Result: British victory

January 7, 1781 : Battle of Mobile in West Florida
Result: Patriot-Spanish victory

January 17, 1781: Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

February 1, 1781: Battle of Cowan’s Ford in North Carolina
Result: British victory

February 3, 1781: Capture of Sint Eustatius in the West Indies
Result: British victory

February 25, 1781: Battle of Haw River in North Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

March 6, 1781 : Battle of Wetzell’s Mill in North Carolina
Result: British victory

March 9-May 8, 1781: Siege of Pensacola in West Florida
Result: Patriot-Spanish victory

March 15, 1781: Battle of Guilford Court House in North Carolina
Result: British victory

March 16, 1781: Battle of Cape Henry in Virginia
Result: British victory

April 15-23, 1781: Siege of Fort Watson in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

April 15, 1781: Battle of Porto Praya in Cape Verde
Draw

April 25, 1781: Battle of Blandford in Virginia
Result: British victory

April 25, 1781: Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill in South Carolina
Result: British victory

April 29, 1781 : Battle of Fort Royal in the West Indies
Result: French victory

May 1, 1781: Action of 1 May 1781 in Brest, France
Result: British victory

May 8-12, 1781: Battle of Fort Motte in South Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

May 22-June 6, 1781: Siege of Augusta in Georgia
Result: Patriot victory

May 22-June 6, 1781: Siege of Ninety-Six in South Carolina
Result: British victory

May 24-June 2, 1781: Invasion of Tobago in the West Indies
Result: French victory

May 30, 1781: Action of 30 May 1781 off the Barbary Coast
Result: British victory

June 26, 1781: Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary in Virginia
Result: British victory

July 1781: Francisco’s Fight in Virginia
Result: Patriot victory

July 6, 1781: Battle of Green Spring in Virginia
Result: British victory

July 21, 1781: Naval battle of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia
Result: Franco-Patriot victory

August 5, 1781: Battle of Dogger Bank in the North Sea
Result: British victory

August 19, 1781-February 5, 1782: Invasion of Minorca in the Mediterranean
Result: Franco-Spanish victory

August 24, 1781: Lochry’s Defeat in Canada
Result: British-Iroquois victory

September 5, 1781: Battle of the Chesapeake in Virginia
Result: French victory

September 6, 1781: Battle of Groton Heights in Connecticut
Result: British victory

September 8, 1781: Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina
Result: British victory

September 13, 1781: Battle of Lindley’s Mill in North Carolina
Result: Patriot victory

September 13, 1781: Long Run Massacre in Virginia
Result: British-Iroquois victory

September 28-October 19, 1781: Siege of Yorktown in Virginia
Result: Franco-Patriot victory

October 3, 1781: Battle of Fort Slongo in New York
Result: Patriot victory

October 21-November 11, 1781: Siege of Negapatam in India
Result: British victory

October 25, 1781: Battle of Johnstown in New York
Result: Patriot victory

December 12, 1781: Second Battle of Ushant at the Bay of Biscay
Result: British victory

Revolutionary War Battles in 1782:

January 2, 1782: Battle of Videau’s Bridge in South Carolina
Result: British victory

January 11-February 13, 1782: Siege of Brimstone Hill in the West Indies
Result: Franco-Patriot victory

January 11, 1782: Capture of Trincomalee at Ceylon
Result: British victory

January 22-February 5, 1782: Capture of Demerara and Essequibo in South America
Result: Franco-Patriot victory

January 25-26, 1782: Battle of Saint Kitts in the West Indies
Result: British victory

February 17, 1782: Battle of Sadras in India
Result: French victory

February 22, 1782: Capture of Montserrat in the West Indies
Result: French victory

February 24, 1782: Battle of Wambaw in South Carolina
Result: British victory

March 8, 1782 : Gnadenhütten massacre in Ohio

March 16, 1782: Battle of Roatán in present-day Honduras
Result: Patriot-Spanish victory

March 16, 1782: Action of 16 March 1782 in the Strait of Gibraltar
Result: British victory

March 22, 1782: Battle of Little Mountain in Virginia
Result: British-Iroquois victory

April 8, 1782: Battle of Delaware Bay in New Jersey
Result: Patriot victory

April 9-12, 1782: Battle of the Saintes in Dominica in the West Indies
Result: British victory

April 12, 1782 : Battle of Providien in Ceylon
Result: French victory

April-August, 1782: Battle of the Black River in present-day Honduras
Result: British victory

April 19, 1782: Battle of the Mona Passage in the West Indies
Result: British victory

April 20-21, 1782 : Action of 20–21 April 1782 in the Bay of Biscay
Result: British victory

May 6, 1782: Capture of the Bahamas in the West Indies
Result: Patriot-Spanish victory

May 25-June 12, 1782: Crawford expedition in Canada
Result: British-Iroquois victory

May 28-29, 1782 : Naval battle off Halifax in Nova Scotia
Result: British victory

July 1, 1782: Raid on Lunenburg in Nova Scotia
Result: Patriot victory

July 6, 1782: Battle of Negapatam in Ceylon
Result: British victory

August 8, 1782: Hudson Bay Expedition in Canada
Result: Franco-Patriot victory

August 15-17, 1782: Siege of Bryan Station in Virginia
Result: Patriot victory

August 19, 1782: Battle of Blue Licks in Virginia
Result: British-Iroquois victory

August 26, 1782: Battle of the Combahee River in South Carolina
Result: British victory

August 25-September 3, 1782 : Battle of Trincomalee in Ceylon
Result: French victory

September 11-13, 1782; Siege of Fort Henry in Virginia
Result: Patriot victory

September 13, 1782: Grand Assault on Gibraltar
Result: British victory

October 18, 1782: Action of 18 October 1782 off present-day Hispaniola
Result: British victory

October 20, 1782: Battle of Cape Spartel off the coast of present-day Morocco
Result: Indecisive

December 6, 1782 : Action of 6 December 1782 in the West Indies
Result: British victory

Revolutionary War Battles in 1783:

January 22, 1783: Action of 22 January 1783 in Virginia
Result: British victory

February 12, 1783: Capture of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the West Indies

April 14-18, 1783: Capture of the Bahamas in the West Indies

June 20, 1783: Battle of Cuddalore off the coast of India
Result: French victory

June 7-25, 1783: Siege of Cuddalore off the coast of India
Result: indecisive

Sources:
“6 Revolutionary War Battlefields in New England.” New England Historical Society, n.d., www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/6-revolutionary-war-battlefields-new-england/
Hagist, Don N. “Top 10 Battles of the Revolutionary War.” Journal of the Amerian Revolution, 17 Sept. 2013, allthingsliberty.com/2013/09/top-10-battles-revolutionary-war/
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