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28 Oct 2017
Shots fired at Lexington and Concord, MA to begin the American Revolution.
The terrible winter at Valley Forge, PA, where Washington’s men became a fighting machine.
The Declaration of Independence was signed, formally severing political and economic ties between America and Great Britain.
The Charleston Tea Party occurred.
The Battle of Cowpens- a Patriot victory that pushes the British out of SC
The Treaty of Paris was signed, officially ending the American Revolution, as well as changing the boundaries of America and the other British colonies.
The Battle of Camden, which should have been a Patriot victory, was a British victory. This led to the French not sending supplies and reinforcements as early as they had intended.
The Battle of Eutaw Springs: Last major battle in SC; British tactical victory, Patriot strategic advantage; the British were cut off from their major cities and the couldn’t stop the movement of supplies
The Battle of Yorktown, a Patriot victory, became the last battle of the War; General Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington.
The Battle of King’s Mountain is the first major Patriot victory in the South, making it the turning point battle of the War.
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