awipatriotsaThe American Revolution, also known as the American War of Independence was fought by the thirteen colonies of Great Britain in North America in a successful attempt to become an independant nation. Initially on their own, the Americans were later aided by France, Spain and the Dutch Republic.

 

American Revolution - Introduction

090307awi06aInitially the colonists were outclassed in open warfare against the more experienced British troops. Most of the colonists believed that the British would win the war, but they hoped they would gain some tax relief and some autonomy for their efforts.

 

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Braddock’s Road Across the Alleghenies

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Major General Edward Braddock is best remembered for his disastrous attempt to capture Fort Duquesne and drive the French from that strategic stronghold on the “Forks”  of the Ohio River.  His army was effectively destroyed by an inferior force of French troops and their Indian allies at the battle at Monongahela on July 9, 1755.

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American Revolution at Mitcham 7-Mar-09

090307awi10aOnce again the Continental Army of the newly declared United States of America were fighting for their independance from the forces of Great Britain at the Mitcham venue of the Nunawading Wargames Association.

   

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American Revolution - Background

090307awi07aThe American Revolution (as it is known in North America) or the American War of Independence (as it is known internationally) had its roots in the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763). The thirteen colonies of Great Britain in North America wanted independance from the heavy tax burdens imposed by the colonial power.

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