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  American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war was the culmination of the American Revolution, a colonial struggle against political and economic policies of the British Empire.
American militiamen and their Indian allies marched to relieve the siege, but were ambushed and scattered at the Battle of Oriskany on August 6.
The northern, southern, and naval theaters of the war converged in 1781 at Yorktown, Virginia.
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 Naval operations in the American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first ranges from 1775 till the summer of 1778 as the Royal Navy was engaged in cooperating with the troops employed against the American revolutionaries, on the coasts, rivers and lakes of North America, or in endeavouring to protect British commerce against the enterprise of American privateers.
The rambling operations of the naval war till the close of 1780—directed by the allies to such secondary objects as the capture of West Indian islands, or of Minorca and Gibraltar, and by Great Britain to defensive movements—began to assume a degree of coherence in 1781.
The French admiral gave the allies a superiority of naval strength on the coast of Virginia, and Lord Cornwallis, the British commander, was beleaguered in Yorktown.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Naval_operations_in_the_American_Revolutionary_War   (3725 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : American Revolutionary War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The war began largely as a colonial revolt against the economic policies of the British Empire, and eventually widened far beyond British North America, with France, Spain, and the Netherlands entering the war against Great Britain.
The northern, southern, and naval theaters of the war converged at Yorktown in 1781.
Full of resentment, Native Americans reluctantly confirmed these land cessions with the United States in a series of treaties, but the result was essentially an armed truce—the fighting would be renewed in conflicts along the frontier, the largest being the Northwest Indian War.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /American_Revolutionary_War   (5427 words)

  
 American Revolutionary War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Americans attempted check the advance of the British at river Brandywine where an action occurred on 11th resulting in their defeat (see Battle of Brandywine); and on the 4th of October directed a well-planned attack upon the enemy's at Germantown on the outskirts of the but failed of success.
In April 1782 the British House of Commons voted to end the war with American colonies and the government of war Lord North was ousted.
The Revolutionary War hero and onetime VP under Jefferson shot his political future in the foot when he killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804, and was later tried for tre...
www.freeglossary.com /American_Revolutionary_War   (4011 words)

  
 The Southern Campaign of The American Revolutionary War
The Southern Campaign of The American Revolutionary War
British General Henry Clinton, in his memoirs, The American Rebellion, stated that the British goal in the South "was to support the Loyalists and restore the authority of the King's government".
Fractured families were, however, at times part of the civil war aspect of the revolution-father against son, brother against brother, sister against sister, and husband against wife.
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 NAMED CAMPAIGNS - REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Opening hostilities of the Revolutionary War occurred at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts on 19 April 1775, when a column of British troops that had moved out of Boston to seize rebel military stores at Concord was assailed by Minute Men and militia.
The first campaign blunted the British threat in the southern theater for three years, and the second, while a defeat for the Americans, did not result in a cessation of hostilities in the south.
Cowpens, South Carolina, was the scene of a classic battle, which marked the beginning of the American campaign under General Greene, to drive the British from the south.
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 Revolutionary War Timeline
Sheltered the main encampments of the American Continental Army and served as the winter quarters of its commander-in-chief, General George Washington.
American troops held the field but it was not a clear-cut victory.
American prisoners taken were hanged or turned over to the Cherokees to be tortured and killed.
www.nps.gov /cowp/Timeline.htm   (2127 words)

  
 Military Books
The lengthy section on the Pequod War begins with the rising tensions caused by Dutch and English encroachment onto Pequod lands, and covers the ensuing fighting, the tribe's fall from power and influence in the 1630s, and the final dispersal of the few remaining members into other tribes.
The section on the wars of the Mohegans, in the 1630s and 1640s, focuses mainly on the conflicts between that tribe and the Narragansetts but it also covers the increasing conflicts between the Mohegans and the white settlers.
The campaign marked the first time men from various colonies worked, fought, and died side by side, and the experience gave them an unprecedented feeling of unity, a sense of being Americans.
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 Wars and conflicts of the U.S. Navy
Officers of American Naval Victories in the War of 1812
Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in the War of 1812
American Naval Participation in the Great War (with special reference to the European Theater of Operations) by CAPT Dudley Knox
www.history.navy.mil /wars/index.html   (1016 words)

  
 BOOKS - THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION #2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Johnston, Henry P. The Yorktown Campaign and the Surrender of Cornwallis, 1781.
Knox, Dudley W. The Naval Genius of George Washington, with a foreword by Admiral Hilary P. Jones.
Marshall, Douglas W. and Peckham, Howard H. Campaigns of the American Revolution: An Atlas of Manuscript Maps.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/amrev/amerrev2.htm   (358 words)

  
 StrategyPage.com - Military Book Reviews
Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay
The Chessboard of War: Sherman and Hood in the Autumn Campaigns of 1864
In the Shadow of Nelson: The Naval Leadership of Admiral Sir Charles Cotton, 1753-1812
www.strategypage.com /bookreviews   (2316 words)

  
 The Revolutionary War
The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
The British Army in the American War of Independence
Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolutionary War
members.aol.com /TeacherNet/Revolutionarywar.html   (742 words)

  
 The American War Library: America's largest online mili-vet Personnel Registry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Any military person who served, or is serving, in any service branch during war or peace is eligible for listing.
is devoted to those American veterans whose documentation of war experiences seeks to honor and preserve the contributions of generations of loyal and honorable service.
Operation Bonus March II American veterans must unite to demand recognition and compensation for the years they invested sacrificing their youth to protect the lives and livelihoods of those who have benefitted from our service.
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 History Links
(your one stop for every important 18th century American Document, from the 1745 Albany Plan of Union to GW's Farewell Address of 1796)
Eighteenth-Century American Newspapers in the Library of Congress
War in a Small Town - History of Little Cow Neck
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