The American Revolution:
The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.
American Revolution Quick Facts
Date:April 19, 1775 - September 3, 1783
- On Land:
- Eastern North America
- Balearic Islands
- Central America
- French, Dutch, and British colonial possessions in the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere
- At Sea:
- European coastal waters
- Caribbean Sea
- Atlantic Ocean
- Indian Oceans
- Treaty of Paris (1783) - The Treaty of Paris was signed on September 3, 1783, and it was ratified by congress on January 14, 1784. It marked the end of the American Revolutionary war.
- Declaration Of Independence
- Britain: loses area east of Mississippi River and south of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River to independent United States.
- Spain: gains East Florida, West Florida and Minorca.
- Britain: cedes Tobago and Senegal to France.
- Dutch Republic: cedes Negapatnam to Britain.
- American (Continental) Soldiers and Organizations in the American Revolution
- French Soldiers and Organizations in the American Revolution
- Spanish Soldiers and Organizations in the American Revolution
- Record of Connecticut Men in the Military and Naval Service during the War of the Revolution, 1775-1783
- New York In The Revolution as Colony and State - A compilation of documents and records from The Office Of The State Comptroller
- New York In The Revolution - Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York by Berthold Fernow
- Vermont In The Revolution - Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 Compiled and edited by John E. Goodrich.
- British Soldiers and Organizations in the American Revolution
- British (Provincial Americans) Loyalists and Organizations in the American Revolution
- Hessian Soldiers and Organizations in the American Revolution
The Hessians In The Revolution
Commanders and Leaders:
Strength:United States (at height):
- 35,000 Continentals
- 44,500 Militia
- 5,000 Continental Navy sailors (at height in 1779)
- 53 ships (active service at some point during the war)
- 12,000 French (in America)
- 60,000 French and Spanish (in Europe)
- 56,000 British
- 78 Royal Navy ships in 1775, 171,000 Sailors
- 30,000 Germans
- 50,000 Loyalists
- 13,000 Natives
Casualties and lossesUnited States:
- American: 25,000 dead
- 8000 in battle
- 17,000 by other causes
- Total American casualties: up to 50,000 dead and wounded
- Allies: 6000 French and Spanish (in Europe)
- 2000 French (in America)
- 20,000 Soldiers from the British army dead and wounded
- 19,740 sailors dead
- 42,000 sailors deserted
- 7,554 German dead
- Honor Roll of Massachusetts Patriots--Herertofore Unknown--Being a list of men and women who loaned money to the federal goverment during the American Revolution 1777-1779.
American Revolutionary War Campaigns And Battles (1775-1783)
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