1780 (July - Dec) In The United States
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- Dec) In The United States?
Try this The Year In
The United States Easy Quiz.
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On July 11, 1780 French soldiers arrive in Newport,
Rhode Island to reinforce colonists in the American Revolutionary War.
2) On August 16 was the Battle
of Camden during the American Revolutionary War. British troops
inflict heavy losses on a Patriot army at Camden, South Carolina.
Who was the American commander?
- Ben Baker
- Horatio Gates
- Robert Simon
- Wendal Potter
3) The Battle of Fishing Creek, also called the
Battle of Catawba Ford or the War on Sugar Creek, was an American
Revolutionary War battle fought on August 18, 1780,
between American and British forces including the 71st Foot.
It was fought near the junction of Fishing Creek and the Catawba
River in South Carolina. British forces under Banastre
Tarleton surprised the Patriot militia, killing a significant
number, taking about 300 captives, and very nearly capturing the
Patriot commander, who some say was asleep at the time of the
Who was the American force commander?
- Benjamin Arnold
- Robert Cummings
- Wade Phillips
- Thomas Sumter
4) The Battle of Musgrove Mill, on August
occurred near a ford of the Enoree River, near the present-day
border between Spartanburg, Laurens and Union Counties in South
Carolina. During the course of the battle, 200 Patriot
militiamen defeated a combined force of approximately 300 Loyalist
militiamen and 200 provincial regulars.
NOT one of
the combined commanders at the battle?
- Colonel Elijah Clarke
- Colonel Richard Ryder
- Colonel Isaac Shelby
- Colonel James Williams
5) The Battle of Black Mingo was a skirmish
during the American Revolution. It took place on September
14, 1780 in the vicinity of Dollard's Tavern near Black
Mingo Creek not far from Willtown, South Carolina. The
Patriot force attacked and scattered a contingent of Loyalist
troops that had been left to secure the region by Colonel Banastre
Tarleton after his destructive march through the area. The
Loyalists, under Colonel John Coming Ball, were driven into the
nearby swamp after suffering significant casualties.
Who was the American commander?
- General William Crosby
- General Francis Marion
- General Samuel Morrison
- General Mark Reynolds
6) On September 21, who gives detailed plans of West Point
to Major John Andre?
- Benedict Arnold
- Ryan Cooper
- John Beth Jute
- David Martinelli
7) October 2, in Tappan, New
York, British spy John Andre was hung by American forces as a spy.
8) October 7,
American Revolutionary War, Battle of Kings Mountain: Patriot
militia forces annihilate a Loyalists under British Major Patrick
Ferguson at Kings Mountain in South Carolina.
called it, "The turn of the tide of success."?
- John Adams
- Thomas Jefferson
- James Madison
- John Wellington
9) On Oct. 14, who does George Washington name commander
of the Southern Army?
- George Bates
- Simon Cowell
- Nathanael Greene
- George Showalter
10) The Battle of Blackstock's Farm, an encounter
of the American Revolutionary War, took place in what today is
Union County, South Carolina, a few miles from Cross Anchor, on
November 20, 1780. The American commander was
Brig. Gen. Thomas Sumter.
Who commanded the British
- Col. Max Cleveland
- Lt. Col. Ira Hayes
- Col. Dennis Morgan
- Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton