August 16

Event:
1777
– The Battle of Bennington is a victory for the Americans. The victory galvanized the rebels and was a catalyst for French involvement in the war.

1780 – British Forces under Lt. General Charles Cornwallis routes the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates. The battle occurred about six miles north of Camden, South Carolina and is known as the Battle of Camden. American Forces numbered 4,100 of which about 3,000 were fit for duty, as opposed to 2,239 in the British force. The American’s had 1,000 killed or wounded and another 1000 captured by the British.

1784 – The British Province of New Brunswick is officially created by Sir Thomas Carleton.

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For a Spiral Bound book with information on events that happened on each day of the year during the American Revolutionary Period goto: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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