List of American Revolutionary War battles

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This is a list of military actions in the American Revolutionary War. Actions marked with an asterisk involved no casualties.

Major campaigns, theaters, and expeditions of the war

Battles (in chronological order)[edit]

Battle Date Colony/State Outcome
Powder Alarm* September 1, 1774 Massachusetts No fighting, Patriots mobilize after British removal of gunpowder.
Battles of Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775 Massachusetts Patriot victory: British forces raiding Concord driven back into Boston with heavy losses.
Siege of Boston April 19, 1775 –
March 17, 1776
Massachusetts Patriot victory: British eventually evacuate Boston after Patriots fortify Dorchester heights.
Gunpowder Incident* April 20, 1775 Virginia Virginia governor Lord Dunmore removes powder to a Royal Navy ship, standoff is resolved without violence.
Capture of Fort Ticonderoga May 10, 1775 New York Patriot victory: Patriots capture British posts at Ticonderoga and Crown point
Battle of Chelsea Creek May 27-28, 1775 Massachusetts
Battle of Machias June 11-12, 1775 Massachusetts
Battle of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775 Massachusetts British victory: British drive Patriot army from the Charleston peninsula near Boston but suffer heavy losses.
Battle of Gloucester August 8, 1775 Massachusetts
Siege of Fort St. Jean September 17 –
November 3, 1775
Quebec Patriot victory: Patriots capture British force and subsequently overrun Montreal and much of Quebec.
Burning of Falmouth October 18, 1775 Massachusetts British burn Falmouth.
Battle of Kemp's Landing November 14, 1775 Virginia
Siege of Savage's Old Fields November 19-21, 1775 South Carolina Patriot victory: Patriots defeat loyalist force.
Battle of Great Bridge December 9, 1775 Virginia Patriot victory: Lord Dunmore's loyalist force is defeated.
Snow Campaign December 1775 South Carolina Patriot campaign against loyalists in South Carolina.
Battle of Quebec December 31, 1775 Quebec British victory: British repulse Patriot assault on Quebec city.
Burning of Norfolk January 1, 1776 Virginia British bombard Norfolk and Patriots destroy what they see as a loyalist stronghold.
Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge February 27, 1776 North Carolina Patriot victory: loyalist force of Regulators and Highlanders defeated.
Battle of the Rice Boats March 2-3, 1776 Georgia
Battle of Nassau March 3-4, 1776 Bahamas Patriots raid against the Bahamas to obtain supplies.
Battle of Saint-Pierre March 25, 1776 Quebec Patriot victory
Battle of Block Island April 6, 1776 Rhode Island
Battle of The Cedars May 18-27, 1776 Quebec British victory
Battle of Trois-Rivières June 8, 1776 Quebec British victory: Patriots forced to evacuate Quebec
Battle of Sullivan's Island June 28, 1776 South Carolina Patriot victory: British attack on Charleston is repulsed.
Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet June 29, 1776 New Jersey
Battle of Lindley's Fort July 15, 1776 South Carolina Patriot victory: Indian attack repulsed.
Battle of Long Island August 27, 1776 New York British victory: in the largest battle of the war the Patriot army is outflanked and routed on Long Island but later manages to evacuate to Manhattan.
Landing at Kip's Bay September 15, 1776 New York British victory: British capture New York City
Battle of Harlem Heights September 16, 1776 New York Patriot victory: Patriots repulse British attack on Manhattan
Battle of Valcour Island October 11, 1776 New York British victory: British defeat Patriot naval force on Lake Champlain, but victory comes too late to press the offensive against the Hudson valley.
Battle of White Plains October 28, 1776 New York British victory
Battle of Fort Cumberland November 10-29, 1776 Nova Scotia British victory
Battle of Fort Washington November 16, 1776 New York British victory: British capture 3,000 Patriots on Manhattan in one of the most devastating Patriot defeats of the war.
Ambush of Geary December 14, 1776 New Jersey
Battle of Iron Works Hill December 22-23, 1776 New Jersey
Battle of Trenton December 26, 1776 New Jersey Patriot victory: Patriots capture Hessian detachment at Trenton.
Second Battle of Trenton January 2, 1777 New Jersey
Battle of Princeton January 3, 1777 New Jersey Patriot victory: Patriots defeat a small British force, the British decide to evacuate New Jersey.
Battle of Millstone January 20, 1777 New Jersey
Forage War January-March 1777 New Jersey Patriots harass remaining British forces in New Jersey.
Battle of Punk Hill March 8, 1777 New Jersey
Battle of Bound Brook April 13, 1777 New Jersey British victory
Battle of Ridgefield April 27, 1777 Connecticut British victory
Battle of Thomas Creek May 17, 1777 East Florida British victory
Meigs Raid May 24, 1777 New York Patriot victory
Battle of Short Hills June 26, 1777 New Jersey British victory
Siege of Fort Ticonderoga July 5-6, 1777 New York British victory
Battle of Hubbardton July 7, 1777 New York British victory
Battle of Fort Ann July 8, 1777 New York British victory
Siege of Fort Stanwix August 2-23, 1777 New York Patriot victory: British fail to take Fort Stanwix
Battle of Oriskany August 6, 1777 New York British victory
Second Battle of Machias August 13-14, 1777 Massachusetts British victory
Battle of Bennington August 16, 1777 New York Patriot victory
Battle of Staten Island August 22, 1777 New York British victory
Battle of Setauket August 22, 1777 New York British victory
First Siege of Fort Henry September 1 or 21, 1777 Virginia Patriot victory
Battle of Cooch's Bridge September 3, 1777 Delaware British victory
Battle of Brandywine September 11, 1777 Pennsylvania British victory
Battle of the Clouds September 16, 1777 Pennsylvania Inconclusive
Battle of Freeman's Farm September 19, 1777 New York British tactical victory: First of the two Battles of Saratoga.
Battle of Paoli September 21, 1777 Pennsylvania British victory
Siege of Fort Mifflin September 26 –
November 15, 1777
Pennsylvania British victory
Battle of Germantown October 4, 1777 Pennsylvania British victory
Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery October 6, 1777 New York British victory
Battle of Bemis Heights October 7, 1777 New York Patriot victory: Second of the two Battles of Saratoga, British under Burgoyne driven back and forced to surrender 10 days later.
Battle of Red Bank October 22, 1777 New Jersey Patriot victory
Battle of Gloucester November 25, 1777 New Jersey Patriot victory
Battle of White Marsh December 5-8, 1777 Pennsylvania Inconclusive
Battle of Matson's Ford December 11, 1777 Pennsylvania British victory
Battle off Barbados March 7, 1778 Barbados British victory
Battle of Quinton's Bridge March 18, 1778 New Jersey British victory
North Channel Naval Duel April 24, 1778 Great Britain Patriot victory
Battle of Crooked Billet May 1, 1778 Pennsylvania British victory
Battle of Barren Hill May 20, 1778 Pennsylvania Indecisive
Mount Hope Bay raids May 25-30, 1778 Rhode Island British victory
Battle of Cobleskill May 30, 1778 New York Indian victory
Battle of Monmouth June 28, 1778 New Jersey Inconclusive: British break off engagement and continue retreat to New York.
Battle of Alligator Bridge June 30, 1778 East Florida British victory
Wyoming Massacre July 3, 1778 Pennsylvania Indian victory
First Battle of Ushant July 27, 1778 Bay of Biscay Inconclusive
Siege of Pondicherry August 21–October 19 1778 India British victory
Battle of Newport August 29, 1778 Rhode Island British victory
Grey's raid September 5-17, 1778 Massachusetts British victory
Invasion of Dominica September 7, 1778 Dominica French victory
Siege of Boonesborough September 7, 1778 Virginia Patriot victory
Attack on German Flatts September 17, 1778 New York Indian victory
Baylor Massacre September 27, 1778 New Jersey British victory
Raid on Unadilla and Onaquaga October 2-16, 1778 Indian Reserve Patriot victory
Battle of Chestnut Neck October 6, 1778 New Jersey Inconclusive
Little Egg Harbor massacre October 16, 1778 New Jersey British victory
Carleton's Raid October 24-November 14 1778 Vermont British victory
Cherry Valley Massacre November 11, 1778 New York Indian victory
Battle of St. Lucia December 15, 1778 St. Lucia British victory
Capture of St. Lucia December 18-28, 1778 St. Lucia British victory
Capture of Savannah December 29, 1778 Georgia British victory
Battle of Beaufort February 3, 1779 South Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Kettle Creek February 14, 1779 Georgia Patriot victory
Siege of Fort Vincennes February 23-25, 1779 Quebec Patriot victory
Battle of Brier Creek March 3, 1779 Georgia British victory
Battle of Chillicothe May 1779 Quebec Patriot victory
Chesapeake raid May 10-24, 1779 Virginia British victory
Capture of Saint Vincent June 16-18, 1779 St. Vincent French victory
Battle of Stono Ferry June 20, 1779 South Carolina British victory
Great Siege of Gibraltar June 24, 1779-February 7, 1783 Gibraltar British victory
Capture of Grenada July 2, 1779 Grenada French victory
Tryon's raid July 5-14, 1779 Connecticut British victory
Battle of Grenada July 6, 1779 Grenada French victory
Battle of Stony Point July 16, 1779 New York Patriot victory
Battle of Minisink July 22, 1779 New York Indian victory
Penobscot Expedition July 24-August 29, 1779 Massachusetts British victory
Battle of Paulus Hook August 19, 1779 New Jersey Patriot victory
Battle of Newtown August 29, 1779 Indian Reserve Patriot victory
Capture of Fort Bute September 7, 1779 West Florida Spanish victory
Battle of Lake Pontchartrain September 10, 1779 West Florida Patriot victory
Boyd and Parker ambush September 13, 1779 Indian Reserve Indian victory
Action of 14 September 1779 September 14, 1779 Azores British victory
Siege of Savannah September 16-October 18, 1779 Georgia British victory
Battle of Baton Rouge September 20-21, 1779 West Florida Spanish victory
Battle of Flamborough Head September 23, 1779 Great Britain Patriot victory
Battle of San Fernando de Omoa October 16-November 29, 1779 Guatemala British victory
Action of 11 November 1779 November 11, 1779 Portugal British victory
First Battle of Martinique December 18, 1779 Martinique Inconclusive
Action of 8 January 1780 January 8, 1780 Spain British victory
Battle of Cape St. Vincent January 16, 1780 Portugal British victory
Battle of Young's House February 3, 1780 New York British victory
San Juan Expedition March-November, 1780 Guatemala Spanish victory
Battle of Fort Charlotte March 2-14, 1780 West Florida Spanish victory
Siege of Charleston March 29-May 12, 1780 South Carolina British victory: British recapture South Carolina following the battle.
Battle of Monck's Corner April 14, 1780 South Carolina British victory
Second Battle of Martinique April 17, 1780 Martinique Inconclusive
Battle of Lenud's Ferry May 6, 1780 South Carolina British victory
Bird's invasion of Kentucky May 25-August 4, 1780 Virginia British victory
Battle of St. Louis May 25, 1780 Louisiana Spanish victory
Battle of Waxhaws May 29, 1780 South Carolina British victory
Battle of Connecticut Farms June 7, 1780 New Jersey British victory
Battle of Mobley's Meeting House June 10-12, 1780 South Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Ramsour's Mill June 20, 1780 North Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Springfield June 23, 1780 New Jersey Patriot victory
Huck's Defeat July 12, 1780 South Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Bull's Ferry July 20-21, 1780 New Jersey Loyalist victory
Battle of Colson's Mill July 21, 1780 North Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Rocky Mount August 1, 1780 South Carolina Loyalist victory
Battle of Hanging Rock August 6, 1780 South Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Pekowee August 8, 1780 Quebec Patriot victory
Action of 9 August 1780 August 9, 1780 Atlantic Spanish victory
Battle of Camden August 16, 1780 South Carolina British victory
Battle of Fishing Creek August 18, 1780 South Carolina British victory
Battle of Musgrove Mill August 18, 1780 South Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Black Mingo August 28, 1780 South Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Wahab's Plantation September 20, 1780 South Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Charlotte September 26, 1780 North Carolina British victory
Battle of Kings Mountain October 7, 1780 South Carolina Patriot victory: halts first British invasion of North Carolina.
Royalton Raid October 16, 1780 Vermont British victory
Battle of Klock's Field October 19, 1780 New York Patriot victory
La Balme's Defeat November 5, 1780 Quebec Indian victory
Battle of Fishdam Ford November 9, 1780 South Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Blackstock's Farm November 20, 1780 South Carolina Inconclusive
Battle of Fort St. George November 23, 1780 New York Patriot victory
Battle of Jersey January 6, 1781 Jersey British victory
Battle of Mobile January 7, 1781 West Florida Spanish victory
Battle of Cowpens January 17, 1781 South Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Cowan's Ford February 1, 1781 North Carolina British victory
Capture of Sint Eustatius February 3, 1781 Sint Eustatius British victory
Battle of Haw River February 25, 1781 North Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Wetzell's Mill March 6, 1781 North Carolina Inconclusive
Siege of Pensacola March 9-May 8, 1781 West Florida Spanish victory
Battle of Guilford Court House March 15, 1781 North Carolina British victory
Battle of Cape Henry March 16, 1781 Virginia Inconclusive
Siege of Fort Watson April 15-23, 1781 South Carolina Patriot victory
Battle of Porto Praya April 15, 1781 Cape Verde Inconclusive
Battle of Blandford April 25, 1781 Virginia British victory
Battle of Hobkirk's Hill April 25, 1781 South Carolina British victory
Battle of Fort Royal April 29, 1781 Martinique French victory
Action of 1 May 1781 May 1, 1781 France British victory
Battle of Fort Motte May 8-12, 1781 South Carolina Patriot victory
Siege of Augusta May 22-June 6, 1781 Georgia Patriot victory
Siege of Ninety-Six May 22-June 6, 1781 South Carolina British victory
Invasion of Tobago May 24-June 2, 1781 Tobago French victory
Action of 30 May 1781 May 30, 1781 Barbary Coast British victory
Battle of Spencer's Ordinary June 26, 1781 Virginia Inconclusive
Francisco's Fight July 1781 Virginia
Battle of Green Spring July 6, 1781 Virginia British victory
Naval battle of Louisbourg July 21, 1781 Nova Scotia French victory
Battle of Dogger Bank August 5, 1781 North Sea British victory
Invasion of Minorca August 19, 1781-February 5, 1782 Minorca Franco-Spanish victory
Lochry's Defeat August 24, 1781 Quebec Indian victory
Battle of the Chesapeake September 5, 1781 Virginia French victory
Battle of Groton Heights September 6, 1781 Connecticut British victory
Battle of Eutaw Springs September 8, 1781 South Carolina Inconclusive
Battle of Lindley's Mill September 13, 1781 North Carolina Loyalist victory
Long Run Massacre September 13, 1781 Virginia Indian victory
Siege of Yorktown September 28-October 19, 1781 Virginia Franco-Patriot victory: Cornwallis surrenders his force of over 7,000.
Battle of Fort Slongo October 3, 1781 New York Patriot victory
Siege of Negapatam October 21-November 11, 1781 India British victory
Battle of Johnstown October 25, 1781 New York Patriot victory
Second Battle of Ushant December 12, 1781 Bay of Biscay British victory
Battle of Videau's Bridge January 2, 1782 South Carolina British victory
Siege of Brimstone Hill January 11-February 13, 1782 St. Christopher French victory
Capture of Trincomalee January 11, 1782 Ceylon British victory
Capture of Demerara and Essequibo January 22-February 5, 1782 Demerara and Essequibo French victory
Battle of Saint Kitts January 25-26, 1782 St. Christopher British victory
Battle of Sadras February 17, 1782 India French victory
Capture of Montserrat February 22, 1782 Montserrat French victory
Battle of Wambaw February 24, 1782 South Carolina British victory
Gnadenhütten massacre March 8, 1782 Quebec
Battle of Roatán March 16, 1782 Guatemala Spanish victory
Action of 16 March 1782 March 16, 1782 Strait of Gibraltar British victory
Battle of Little Mountain March 22, 1782 Virginia Indian victory
Battle of Delaware Bay April 8, 1782 New Jersey Patriot victory
Battle of the Saintes April 9-12, 1782 Dominica British victory
Battle of Providien April 12, 1782 Ceylon French victory
Battle of the Black River April-August, 1782 Guatemala British victory
Battle of the Mona Passage April 19, 1782 Mona passage British victory
Action of 20–21 April 1782 April 20-21, 1782 Bay of Biscay British victory
Capture of the Bahamas May 6, 1782 Bahamas Spanish victory
Crawford expedition May 25-June 12, 1782 Quebec Indian victory
Naval battle off Halifax May 28-29, 1782 Nova Scotia British victory
Raid on Lunenburg July 1, 1782 Nova Scotia Patriot victory
Battle of Negapatam July 6, 1782 Ceylon British victory
Hudson Bay Expedition August 8, 1782 Rupert's Land French victory
Siege of Bryan Station August 15-17, 1782 Virginia Patriot victory
Battle of Blue Licks August 19, 1782 Virginia Indian victory
Battle of the Combahee River August 26, 1782 South Carolina British victory
Battle of Trincomalee August 25-September 3, 1782 Ceylon Inconclusive
Siege of Fort Henry September 11-13, 1782 Virginia Patriot victory
Grand Assault on Gibraltar September 13, 1782 Gibraltar British victory
Action of 18 October 1782 October 18, 1782 Hispaniola British victory
Battle of Cape Spartel October 20, 1782 Morocco Inconclusive
Action of 6 December 1782 December 6, 1782 Martinique British victory
Action of 12 December 1782 December 12, 1782 Spain British victory
Action of 22 January 1783 January 22, 1783 Virginia British victory
Capture of the Turks and Caicos Islands March 9, 1783 Turks and Caicos Islands French victory
Capture of the Bahamas April 14-18, 1783 Bahamas British victory
Battle of Arkansas Post April 17, 1783 Louisiana Spanish victory
Battle of Cuddalore June 20, 1783 India Inconclusive
Siege of Cuddalore June 7-25, 1783 India Inconclusive