|Battle of Long Island||August 1776||General William Howe lands on Long Island
1,400 Americans were killed, captured or wounded.
The Americans retreat.
|Battle of Trenton||December 26, 1776||Suprise attack
Washington and his men crossed the Delaware River.
Washington takes Hessian soldiers as prisoners.
|Princeton||January 1777||Sneak attack victory for the Americans||Americans|
|Battle of Saratoga||October 1777||Suprise attack on the British.
Cut down trees and dammed up streams to block the route from Canada to Albany
Troops surrounded the British, Burgoyne surrendered on Oct. 17, 1777