The Battle of Vincennes took place at Fort Sackville in Vincennes, Ind., in 1779 during the Revolutionary War. The battle ended in a victory for the American colonial forces.
The battle for the frontier fort in Vincennes was won by a massive bluff by Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark. He tricked the British forces in the fort into believing he had over 600 men ready to lay siege to them; however, in reality he only had about 200 men. British Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton felt his defenses were futile in the face of such overwhelming force and therefore surrendered the fort.Learn More
The battle over Philadelphia was a months-long campaign during the Revolutionary War that ultimately ended with a British evacuation and a very costly American victory. In September 1777, British General Howe led his force of 15,000 men into the Chesapeake to begin the campaign and soon engaged Washington at Brandywine.Full Answer >
The Battles of Lexington and Concord, which took place on April 19, 1775, were the first military conflicts between the Colonial rebel forces and Great Britain during the Revolutionary War, and they were brought about as a result of growing tension, Colonial militarization and a British desire to prevent militaristic push back. The Patriot forces managed to hold off British forces and protect their cache of weapons, which were stored in Concord, Mass., opening the door to further conflict and eventual victory.Full Answer >
The Battle of Gettysburg took place in and around Gettysburg, Penn. Most historians view this battle as the moment in the U.S. Civil War when the tide turned irrevocably against the Confederate forces.Full Answer >
The Battle of Gonzales took place near the small town of Gonzales, Texas, on Oct. 2, 1835. The battle is considered to be the first battle of the Texas War of Independence, which ended with the region breaking away from Mexico.Full Answer >