American Revolutionary War Battles

Revolutionary War Campaigns, Operations, Expeditions, Raids & Massacres

A campaign is a phase of a war involving a series of operations related in time and space and aimed towards a single, specific, strategic objective or lead to the war. A campaign may add a single battle, but more often it comprises a number of battles over a long-drawn-out time period or a considerable distance, but within a single theatre of operations or delimited area. A campaign may last only a couple of weeks, but usually lasts a few months or even a year.

The term derives from the plain of Campania when it was a location of annual wartime operations by the armies of the Roman Republic. Many historical campaigns are so named as misnomers to improve or reduce the perception of operations for other than military reasons.

A military campaign denotes the time during which a given military force conducts fight operations in a particular area (often mentioned as AO, area of operation). A military campaign can be executed by either a single Armed Service, or as a combined services campaign conducted by land, naval, air and space forces. It is conducted with the function of accomplishing a certain desired resolution of a military conflict as its strategic goal, usually within a clearly defined resource, geographic and time limited criteria.

List of Revolutionary War Campaigns with Dates

List of Revolutionary War Expeditions with Dates

  • First Florida Expedition (August- December, 1776)
  • Second Florida Expedition (April- June 15, 1777)
  • Clinton’s Expedition (October 3-22, 1777)
  • Third Florida Expedition (March- July, 1778)
  • Crawford’s Sandusky Expedition – ??)
  • Clark’s Expedition – ?? 1778)
  • Penobscot/Castine Expedition (July- August 1779)
  • Brodhead’s Expedition – (August 11- September 14, 1779)
  • Charleston Expedition – (May-June, 1776)
  • Staten Island Expedition – (January 14-15, 1780)
  • Wayne’s Georgia Expedition – (January- July 1782)

List of Revolutionary War Operations with Dates

  • Chesapeake Bay Operations (September 4, 1775- August 31, 1776)
  • Southern Highland’s Operations (September 25, 1775- February 24, 1776)
  • Charleston Operations (September 15, 1775- June 28, 1776)
  • Western Operations (??)
  • Burgoyne’s Offensive (June- October, 1777)
  • Florida Operations (August 1, 1776- May 31, 1777)
  • Canada Operations (August 28- December 31, 1775)
  • New Jersey Operations (November 20, 1776- June 26, 1777)
  • Rhode Island Operations (December 26, 1776- October 25, 1779)
  • Mohawk Valley Operations (June 25- August 24, 1777)
  • Hudson Highlands Operations (October 1-31, 1777 )
  • Carolina Operations (May 30, 1780- February 14, 1781)

List of Revolutionary War Raids with Dates

  • Turtle Bay Raid (July 20, 1775)
  • Mamaroneck Raid (October 22, 1776)
  • Peeskill Raid (March 23, 1777)
  • Danbury Raid (April 23-28, 1777 )
  • Sag Harbor Raid (May 23-24, 1777 )
  • Ticonderoga Raid (September ??, 1777)
  • Elizabethtown/Newark/Passaic Raid (September 11, 1777)
  • Bennington Raid (August 1777)
  • Martha’s Vineyard Raid (September 8, 1778)
  • Shelby’s Tennessee/Indian Raid (April 1779 )
  • Connecticut Coast Raid (July 1779)
  • Clinton’s Connecticut Raid (July- ?? 1779)
  • Minisink Raid (August 1779)
  • Kentucky Raid (April-June, 1780)
  • Springfield Raid (June 7-23, 1780)
  • Hammond’s Store Raid (December 27-31, 1780 )
  • Charlottesville Raid (June 4, 1781)
  • Tarleton’s Virginia Raid (July 9-24, 1781)
  • Arnold’s New London Raid (September 6, 1781)
  • Hillsboro Raid (September 12, 1781)

List of Revolutionary War Massacres with Dates

  • Boston Massacre (??)
  • Cherry Valley Massacre (??)
  • Gnadenhuetten Massacre (??)
  • Haw River Massacre (??)
  • Little Egg Harbor Massacre (??)
  • Logan Massacre (??)
  • Paoli Massacre (??)
  • Paxton Boys Massacre (??)
  • Tappan Massacre (??)
  • Waxhaws Massacre (??)
  • Wyoming Valley Massacre (??)