Benjamin Sullivan American History
Boston Tea Party
Different Factions in the Revolution
The Battle of Lexington and Concord
The Battle was fought on April 19,1775. The battle was the first battle in the revolution.
British troops marched to seize a arms cash but, met colonial minutemen in Lexington. No one knows who fired the first shot but , 8 minutemen were killed in the ensuing British volley. The British retreated back to Boston but, as they retreated hundreds of minutemen shot at them. On the back to Boston they suffered over 200 casualties.
Battle of the Kings Mountain
The battle took place October 7,1780 near present day Kings Mountain south Carolina.
The battle was fought between Patriot Militia and Colonial Loyalist. The Patriots surrounded the Loyalist Militia and inflicted heavy Casualties on them. The Loyalist General named Patrick Ferguson attempted to break out of the encirclement but was fatally shot. The Patriot militia won and they gained a morale boost.