Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

American Revolution: Boston campaign (September 1774 - March 1776)

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Project Tags

view all

Profiles

  • Nehemiah Wilson (1751 - 1825)
    FAG# 99270000 DAR# 27685
  • Col. Paul D. Sargent (Cont. Army) (c.1745 - 1828)
    Paul Dudley Sargent (Baptized 23 June 1745 Salem, Massachusetts – died 28 September 1828 Sullivan, Maine) was a privateer and soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary ...
  • Lt. Colonel Henry Miller (1751 - 1824)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A078881 Lieutenant Colonel Henry Miller (1751–1824) led colonial army units in the sie...
  • Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings (1754 - 1826)
    Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings KG PC (9 December 1754 – 28 November 1826), styled The Honourable Francis Rawdon from birth until 1762 and as The Lord Rawdon between 1762 and...
  • Rev. Aaron Bancroft (1755 - 1839)
    Aaron Bancroft (November 10, 1755 – August 19, 1839) was an American clergyman. He was born in Reading, Massachusetts to Samuel Bancroft and Lydia Parker. He began his studies during the Ame...

American Revolution: Boston campaign (September 1774 - March 1776)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_campaign

Result

Patriot victory, British forces driven from Boston area

The Boston campaign was the opening campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The campaign was primarily concerned with the mobilization of Patriot militia units, and their transformation into a unified Continental Army. The campaign's military conflicts started with the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, in which militias turned out according to plan to interdict and harass the British attempt to seize military stores and leaders in Concord, Massachusetts. The entire British expedition suffered significant casualties during a running battle back to Charlestown against an ever-growing number of militia.


The accumulated militia surrounded the city of Boston, beginning the Siege of Boston. The main action during the siege, the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775, was one of the bloodiest encounters of the entire war. There were also numerous skirmishes near Boston and the coastal areas of Boston, resulting in either loss of life, military supplies, or both.


In July 1775, George Washington took command of the assembled militia and transformed them into a more coherent army. On March 4, 1776, the Patriot army fortified Dorchester Heights with cannon capable of reaching Boston and British ships in the harbor. The siege (and the campaign) ended on March 17, 1776, with the withdrawal of British forces from Boston.

Campaign Battles and events

Powder Alarm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powder_Alarm

Battles of Lexington and Concord

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battles_of_Lexington_and_Concord

Siege of Boston

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Boston

Battle of Chelsea Creek

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chelsea_Creek

Battle of Machias

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Machias

Battle of Bunker Hill

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bunker_Hill

Battle of Gloucester (1775)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gloucester_(1775)

Burning of Falmouth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Falmouth

Noble train of artillery (Knox Expedition)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_train_of_artillery

Fortification of Dorchester Heights

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortification_of_Dorchester_Heights