The American Revolution was a conflict between England and thirteen of her colonies in North America. Following years of taxation, suppression, and subjugation by the British, fighting began at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts in 1775. A scant two months later the British attempted to break the colonial siege of Boston, and the Battle of Bunker Hill took place, but the gallant American defense heightened the colonists[’] morale. It was immediately preceding this battle that the phrase, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes”, was heard. The Declaration of Independence was declared in July 1776. Small and fragmented American Naval forces made crucial contributions to the war’s success. They captured enemy merchant ships and provided vitally needed supplies to General Washington’s Army.
[Image] Battle of Bunker Hill
In many respects, the year 1777 was the most critical year in our young nation’s history. The Saratoga Campaign identified the Green Mountain Boys (Vermont and New Hampshire) and Colonel Daniel Morgan’s Sharp Shooters (Virginia), both elements were active in the victory at the Battle of Bennington.
[Image] Valley Forge
Operations in the south were keeping pace with those to the north. Some historians have described the strategy of patriot Generals’ Greene and Morgan as brilliant. Greene’s ability to draw General Cornwallis away from his base in Charleston, South Carolina up into North Carolina was vital to the successful southern campaign. General Morgan’s astounding victory at the Battle of Cowpens was a skillful tactical accomplishment. The British lost 100 killed (including 39 officers), 230 wounded, and 600 captured to 12 patriots killed and 61 wounded. General Morgan is the same person who commanded the Virginia Sharp Shooters in the successful Saratoga Campaign. It has been stated that General Greene was defeated tactically in nearly every battle, but his campaign was a strategic success from start to
[Map showing] “The American Revolution – Denoting Achievement, Expressing Greatness, and Signifying Independence”
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1776.
Location. 36° 26.009′ N, 94° 13.786′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis & Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); The Alamo (here, next to this marker); Mexican War (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker); Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker); Silver Star Medal (a few steps from this marker); Bronze Star Medal (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
Also see . . .
1. Overview of the American Revolution. (Submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The American Revolution. Nation Park Service entry on related national parks. (Submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The American Revolution 1763-1783. Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History entry (Submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 6. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.