How big was the Battle of Germantown?


How big was the Battle of Germantown?

Battle Sizes During the American Revolution:

Battles, and armies in general, were on average much smaller in the American colonies during the American Revolution (1775-1783) than they were in Europe. This is because moving and maintaining large armies in the colonies required a lot of supplies, and keeping large armies equipped in less populated areas was difficult. While battles in Europe could include over 100,000 soldiers, battles in the colonies rarely included more than 10,000-20,000 soldiers on both sides.

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The Battle of Germantown (Oct. 4, 1777) included about 20,000 soldiers in total, 9,000 on the British side and 11,000 on the American side. This made...

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American Revolution Battles: Lesson for Kids


Chapter 3 / Lesson 1

The American Revolution lasted for many years and there were many battles between American colonists and the British. Witness a handful of important battles, learn where they were fought, and who was the victor in each battle.

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