American Revolutionary War - Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany, oil painting by F. Yohn, ca. Although wounded, General Nicholas Herkimer rallies the Tryon County militia at the Battle of Oriskany on August
The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the first battle of the Revolutionary War. British troops were marching to Concord to capture American supplies. The militia fought them and they were chased back to Boston.
The Surrender of General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga, 7th October 1777