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Standard 4-3.3

4-3.3 Summarize the importance of the key battles of the Revolutionary War and the reasons for American victories including Lexington and Concord, Bunker (Breeds) Hill, Charleston, Saratoga, Cowpens, and Yorktown.

Grade(s): 3, 4, 5

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

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Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko | Ninety Six
Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko | Ninety Six

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Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a Polish–Lithuanian military engineer and a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States. During the Siege of Ninety...
The British "Star Fort" | Ninety Six
The British "Star Fort" | Ninety Six

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The British fort, or "redoubt" at Ninety Six was nick-named "The Star Fort," due to the shape of the stronghold. The "star fort" provided an effective defensive position, built adjacent to the town of...
General Nathanael Greene | Ninety Six
General Nathanael Greene | Ninety Six

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Even though General Nathaniel Greene's army suffered a defeat at the hands of General Cornwallis at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Greene's army was largely still intact. Cornwallis moved his army...
The Fife And Drum | Guilford Courthouse
The Fife And Drum | Guilford Courthouse

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The fife and drum played a crucial role during the American Revolution. They were used as tools for commanders to communicate with their troops. Fifes and drums were much easier to use for relaying...
A Day in the Life of a Revolutionary Soldier
A Day in the Life of a Revolutionary Soldier

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Students will write a journal entry as if they were a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Students should discuss the importance of the soldier’s equipment in relationship to daily life.

General Nathanael Greene | Guilford Courthouse
General Nathanael Greene | Guilford Courthouse

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In the fall of 1780, George Washington appointed General Nathanael Greene to command the Continental army in the South. Following the victory at the Battle of Cowpens, Lt. General Charles Earl...
Guilford Courthouse | The Southern Campaign
Guilford Courthouse | The Southern Campaign

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The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781. This battle decided the outcome for the Carolinas because even though Cornwallis won, technically, he lost 25% of his force.
Ninety Six: End Game | The Southern Campaign
Ninety Six: End Game | The Southern Campaign

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Ninety Six was a small frontier town near Greenwood, South Carolina—an essential part of the geography of British strongholds designed to seal off Charleston and the low country from French, Spanish...