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How to use Revolutionary War in a sentence
A Revolutionary War colonel defending Fort Morris in Georgia, John McIntosh, found himself outnumbered and surrounded by redcoats in 1778.This Is the Gun-Loving Right’s Favorite Greek Taunt | James Romm | September 27, 2021 | The Daily Beast
This 34-mile stretch parallels one of the most famous rivers in the country and passes an array of Revolutionary War–era architecture.
It would have meant the end of the Revolutionary War and a total loss for the Americans.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site | Justin Jones | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In past lives, the area served as the location of the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War.
This was a tethered reconnaissance balloon, as first used 220 years ago in the French Revolutionary War.
In this Newcastle Brown Ale ad, gangly British comedian Stephen Merchant posits, ‘What if the Brits won the Revolutionary War?’Will Ferrell Soccer Speech, Cliff Dive Slip ‘N Slides, and More Viral Videos | Alex Chancey | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Inside the colonnade there were supposed to be statues of 30 famous Revolutionary War heroes.
During the Revolutionary War he was commissary-general to the Pennsylvania division, and printer to congress.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
In vain did the old governments expect to step back into exactly the same places they had occupied before the Revolutionary War.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
During this same year, a most unusual naval feat occurred in the Revolutionary War.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Marquis de Lafayette played an important part in the Revolutionary War.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
His services were of great benefit to the commander in chief during a part of the Revolutionary War.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Cultural definitions for Revolutionary War
The war for American independence from Britain. The fighting began with the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775, and lasted through the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. General George Washington commanded the American forces, assisted by Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, Horatio Gates, John Paul Jones, and others. The leaders of the British included Charles Cornwallis, John Burgoyne, Thomas Gage, and William Howe, among others. The American cause was greatly aided by French ships and troops and by the presence of the French nobleman and soldier the Marquis de Lafayette. The Treaty of Paris in 1783 officially ended the war. (See Battle of Bunker Hill and Battle of Saratoga.)
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