1776 in the United States

Events from the year 1776 in the United States. This year is celebrated in the United States as the official beginning of the nation, with the Declaration of Independence issued on July 4.

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1776
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  • February 27 – American Revolution: Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge: North Carolina Loyalists charge across Moore's Creek bridge near Wilmington to attack what they mistakenly believe to be a small force of rebels. Several loyalist leaders are killed in the ensuing battle. The patriot victory virtually ends all British authority in the town.

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June 28: The United States Declaration of Independence is presented to the Congress

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SeptemberEdit

  • September 1 – Invasion of Cherokee Nation by 6,000 patriot troops from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina begins. The troops destroy thirty-six Cherokee towns.[4]
  • September 7 – American Revolution: World's first submarine attack. American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe's flagship HMS Eagle in New York Harbor.
  • September 11 – American Revolution: The British and Americans meet at the Staten Island Peace Conference seeking to end the revolution. The meeting is brief and unsuccessful.
  • September 15 – American Revolution: British land on Manhattan at Kip's Bay.
  • September 16 – American Revolution: Battle of Harlem Heights is fought, and won, making it Washington's first battle field victory.
  • September 22 – American Revolution: Nathan Hale executed in New York City for espionage.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Timeline of the American Revolutionary War". Independence Hall. Archived from the original on May 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-01.
  2. ^ Saunt, Claudio (2014). West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, p. 95. W. W. Norton & Company, New York. ISBN 9780393240207.
  3. ^ U.S. State Department (1911). The Declaration of Independence, 1776. pp. 10–11.
  4. ^ Saunt, Claudio (2014). Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, p. 27. W. W. Norton & Company, New York. ISBN 9780393240207.

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