Triumph of Freedom, 1775-1783

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Chronology

1775
April 19. Skirmishes at Lexington and Concord.
May 10. Assembling of the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
May 10. Capture of Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.
May 25. Arrival of the Three Major Generals in Boston.
May 31. Formation of the Continental army.
June 15. Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental army.
June 17. Battle of Bunker Hill.
July 3. Washington assumes command of the Continental army at Cambridge.
July (to March 1776). Siege of Boston.
November 12. Capture of Montreal by General Montgomery.
December 31. Repulse of Montgomery and Arnold at Quebec.

1776
March 4. Occupation of Dorchester Heights by the American army.
March 17. British evacuation of Boston.
June 28. Repulse of the British at Charleston, South Carolina.
July 2. Arrival of the British fleet and army in New York Harbor.
July 4. Adoption of the Declaration of the Independence.
August 27. Battle of Long Island.
September 12. Peace conference between Lord Howe and the American commissioners.
September 15. Occupation of New York City by the British.
October 11-13. Naval battle of Lake Champlain.
October 28. Battle of White Plains.
November 16. Capture of Fort Washington.
November 20. Capture of Fort Lee.
November 28. Washington's retreat across the Delaware.
December 26. Battle of Trenton.

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