1775

1775

Read the events of 1775 during the early stages of the conflict in the Timeline of the American Revolution – 1775. This journal of the first year of the United States War of Independence reveals the important events of the first year of the colonial rebellion. The history stories in the book include: February 07, 1775 – Ben Franklin Delivers An Imaginary Speech April 18, 1775 – Midnight Ride of Paul Revere April 19, 1775 – Battle of Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775 – Siege of Boston June 17, 1775 – Battle of Bunker Hill

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Colonial American History Stories – 1215 – 1664
Colonial American History Stories – 1753 – 1763
Colonial American History Stories – 1763 – 1769
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January 06, 1775 – Louisa Company Renamed Transylvania Company
February 07, 1775 – Ben Franklin Delivers An Imaginary Speech
February 20, 1775 – Parliament Passes the Conciliatory Resolution
March 8, 1775 – Thomas Paine’s “African Slavery in America” published.
March 10, 1775 – Daniel Boone Begins Blazing Wilderness Road
March 17, 1775 – Treaty of Sycamore Shoals
March 20, 1775 – Second Virginia Convention
March 23, 1775 – Patrick Henry Proclaims “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death”
March 29, 1775 – John Brown Letter to Massachusetts Committee of Public Safety
March 30, 1775 – King George Endorses New England Restraining Act
April 01, 1775 – Daniel Boone establishes Boonesborough, Kentucky
April 07, 1775 – Henry Hamilton Appointed British Lieutenant Governor Of Detroit
April 08, 1775 – Massachusetts Provincial Congress Votes to Establish an Army
April 13, 1775 – Lord North Extended The New England Restraining Act
April 14, 1775 – British General Gage Receives Orders to Disarm American Rebels
April 15, 1775 – British General Gage Receives Report from Spy
April 18, 1775 – British General Gage Assembles His Force
April 18, 1775 – Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
April 19, 1775 – Battle of Lexington and Concord
April 19, 1775 – Siege of Boston
April 20, 1775 – Artemas Ward Takes Command of Massachusetts Militia
April 21, 1775 – Virginia Royal Governor John Murray Siezed Gunpowder at Williamsburg
April 22, 1775 – British Navy Seizes John Brown’s Flour
April 22, 1775 – Virginia Royal Governor John Murray Threatens to Free the Slaves
April 23, 1775 – Massachusetts Provincial Congress Votes to Establish an Army of 13,000 Soldiers
April 23, 1775 – Mob Seizes Weapons in New York Armory
April 25, 1775 – Richard Henderson Calls for Transylvania Elections
April 28, 1775 – Moses Brown Enters Boston
April 29, 1775 – Committee of Sixty Signed “General Association;” Agreeing To Obey the Continental Congress
Late April or Early May, 1791 – John Brown Trial Before Chief Justice Peter Oliver
Late April 1775 – Fort Ticonderoga Action Begins
May 02, 1775 – Connecticut Militiamen and Ethan Allen Discuss Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
May 03, 1775 – Massachusetts Commissions Benedict Arnold to Capture Fort Ticonderoga
May 03, 1775 – Hanover County Militia Arrives at Williamsburg
May 04, 1775 – Patrick Henry Receives Payment for Gunpowder
May 05, 1775 – Ben Franklin Arrives in Philadelphia
May 5, 1775- HMS Falcon Captures Two American Ships Triggering First Naval Action
May 6, 1775 – New Jersey Royal Governor William Franklin Reports to Earl of Dartmouth – Little Chance of Reconciliation
May 06, 1775 – Arnold Reaches Deerfield, Massachusetts
May 06, 1775 – Dunmore Charges Patrick Henry with Extortion
May 07, 1775 – Arnold Reaches Bennington
May 8, 1775 – Richard Henderson Begins Organizing Transylvania Colony – Transylvania Compact
May 08, 1775 – Allen and Militia Meet at Castleton
May 08, 1775 – Varnum’s Regiment Organized
May 09, 1775 – Thompson’s War
May 09, 1775 – Captain Ichabod Jones Departs Boston for Machias
May 10, 1775 – Second Continental Congress Convenes
May 10, 1775 – Edward Rutledge Attends First Meeting Second Continental Congress
May 10, 1775 – Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold Capture Fort Ticonderoga
May 10, 1775 – Thomas Gage Sends Letter to Guy Johnson – Enlist the Indians
May 12, 1775 – Green Mountain Boys Capture Fort Crown Point
May 14, 1775 – Benedict Arnold Departs Ticonderoga
May 15, 1775 – Lyman Hall Admitted as Parish of St. John’s Delegate from Georgia
May 18, 1775 – Benedict Arnold Captures Fort St. Johns
Mid May 1775 – Moses Hazen Reports Ticonderoga Loss to Guy Carleton
May 21, 1775 – Battle of Grape Island
May 22, 1775 – New Hampshire Provincial Congress Voted To Muster 2,000 Men
May 23, 1775 – Transylvania House of Delegates Meets at Boonesborough
May 25, 1775 – General Gage Receives Reinforcements
May 26, 1775 – HMS Asia Sails into New York Harbor
May 27, 1775 – Battle of Battle of Chelsea Creek
May 29, 1775 – Continental Congress Sends Second Letter to Quebec People
May 29, 1775 – Colonel Benjamin Hinman Receives Orders to Reinforce Fort Ticonderoga
May 31, 1775 – Mecklenburg NC Committee Passes the Mecklenburg Resolutions
May 31, 1775 – Guy Johnson Flees the Mohawk Valley
1775 – Ohio Company Hires George Rogers Clark to Survey in Kentucky
June 02, 1775 – Icabod Jones Arrives in Machias
June 3, 1775, Congress Appoints Committee to Draft Appeal to the King
June 03, 1775 – Massachusetts Provincial Congress Members Arrive to Investigate Benedict Arnold
June 06, 1775 – Icabod Jones’ Meeting in Machias
June 06, 1775 – British Use the Diana to Seize Supplies for Providence
June 08, 1775 – British Royal Governor John Murray Takes Refuge on British Warship
June 10, 1775 – John Adams Proposes Continental Army
June 11, 1775 – Attack on Moore and Jones
June 12, 1775 – Battle of Machias
June 12, 1775 – General Gage Proclamation
June 13, 1775 – Massachusetts Committee of Safety Learns of British Offensive
June 14, 1775 – Continental Congress Assumes Control of the Continental Army
June 14, 1775 – Alexander Hamilton Appears on List of the Militia Corsicans
June 15, 1775 – John Adams Nominates George Washington Commander in Chief
June 15, 1775 – Rhode Island Navy Recaptures the Diana
June 16, 1775 – Colonel William Prescott Occupies Breed’s Hill
June 16, 1775 – Continental Congress Creates Post of Quartermaster General
June 16, 1775 – Benjamin Hinman Arrives at Fort Ticonderoga
June 17, 1775 – Battle of Bunker Hill
June 17, 1775 – Rufus Putnam Begins as Engineer of Defensive Works
June 19, 1775 – Continental Congress Commissions George Washington as Commander in Chief
June 21, 1775 – Israel Putnam Appointed Major General in Continental Army
July 21, 1775 – Benjamin Franklin Submits His Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union
June 22, 1775 – Congress Chooses Northern Department Generals
June 22, 1775 – Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment Organized
June 23, 1775 – Green Mountain Boys Authorized as Continental Army Regiment
June 23, 1775 – Congress Authorizes Committee to Draft Declaration of Arms
June 23, 1775 – Washington Departs Philadelphia for Massachusetts
June 23, 1775 – Washington Appoints Thomas Mifflin as Aide-De-Camp
June 24, 1775 – The Second Petition to the King Presented to Congress
June 24, 1775 – Benedict Arnold Resigns Commission
June 25, 1775 – General Washington Arrives New York
June 25, 1775 – Governor William Tryon Arrives from England
June 25, 1775 – Northern Department of Continental Army Established
June 25, 1775 – Highlands Department of Continental Army Established
June 26, 1775 – Washington Meets with New York Provincial Congress
June 26, 1775 – Congress Reviews Rutledge’s First Draft of Washington Address
June 27, 1775 – Continental Congress Authorizes Invasion of Quebec
June 29, 1775 – John Connolly Begins Treaty Negotiations with Indians
July 03, 1775 – George Washington Takes Command of the Continental Army
July 04, 1775 – Georgia Holds Provincial Congress
July 05, 1775 – John Dickenson Revises Olive Branch Petition
July 05, 1775 – George Washington and Henry Knox Meet
July 06, 1775 – Congress Adopts the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms
July 08, 1775 – Olive Branch Petition Approved
July 08, 1775 – Olive Branch Petition Given to Richard Penn
July 09, 1775 – General Schuyler Arrives at Albany
June 12, 1775 – Rhode Island Establishes A Naval Force
July 14, 1775 – Jemima Boone Kidnapped
July 16, 1775 – Jemima Boone Rescued
July 17, 1775 – Third Virginia Convention
July 18, 1775 – Richard Penn Departs Philadelphia
July 18, 1775 – General Schuyler Arrives at Fort Ticonderoga
July 24, 1775 – John Adams Writes Two Letters
July 25, 1775 – Benjamin Church Appointed First Surgeon General of the Army
July 25, 1775 – Dr. John Connelly Departs Pittsburg
July 26, 1775 – Seth Warner Selected as Commander of the Green Mountain Boys
July 27, 1775 – Guy Johnson Meets with Iroquois
July 27, 1775 – John Trumbull Appointed Aide De Camp
July 29, 1775 – Refugees Land at Chelsea
July 31, 1775 – Messenger Benjamin Hichborn Captured
July 31, 1775- Battle of Brewster Island
Early August, 1775 – Benedict Arnold Meets with Washington
August 03, 1775 – General Schuyler Receives Intelligence
August 09, 1775 – Dr. John Connelly Arrives at Dunmore’s Headquarters
August 14, 1775 – Richard Penn Arrives in London
August 15, 1775 – American Militia Occupy Fort Pitt
August 17, 1775 – General Schuyler Attends Conference with the Six Nations at Albany
August 20, 1775 – Washington Sends Letter to General Schuyler with Arnold’s Plan
August 21, 1775 – Olive Branch Petition Presented to Lord Dartmouth
August 22, 1775 – Connelly Departs for Boston
August 23, 1775 – King George III delivers his Proclamation of Rebellion
August 23, 1775 – Raid on the Battery at Manhattan
August 25, 1775 – Brigadier General Richard Montgomery Begins Invasion of Canada
August 27, 1775 – Raid on St. John
August 27, 1775 – King Addresses Parliament – Proclamation of Rebellion Expanded
September 1775 – Congressional Committee Visits General Washington to Reorganize Army
September 01, 1775 – King George Rejects Olive Branch Petition
September 01, 1775 – Connelly Arrives at Boston
September 2, 1775 – Benedict Arnold Begins Picking Troops
September 04, 1775 – Invading Americans Arrive at Île aux Noix
September 06, 1775 – First Skirmish at Fort Saint-Jean’s
September 06, 1775 – Moses Hazen Meets With General Schuyler
September 07, 1775 – Schuyler Holds Council of War
September 10, 1775 – Second Skirmish at Fort Saint-Jean
September 11, 1775 – The First of Benedict Arnold’s Force Leave Cambridge
September 13, 1775 – Remaining Two Companies of Benedict Arnolds Force Departs
September 15, 1775 – Benedict Arnold Departs to Join His Force
September 15, 1775 – James Livingston Reports to General Philip Schuyler
September 16, 1775 – Schuyler Turns Command over to Montgomery
September 17, 1775 – Siege of Saint Jean’s Begins
September 18, 1775 – Secret Committee Formed
September 19, 1775 – Benedict Arnold and His Force Depart Newburyport
September 23, 1775 – Arnold’s Force Reaches Fort Western
September 24, 1775 – Ethan Allen Leads Attack on Montreal
September 28, 1775 – Benedict Arnold’s Forces Reach Fort Halifax
September 29, 1775 – Charles Cornwallis Promoted to Major General
October 04, 1775 – Court Martial of Benjamin Church
October 06, 1775 – “Old Sow,” Arrives From Fort Ticonderoga
October 14, 1775 – Second Battery Opens Fire on Fort St. Jean
October 12, 1775 – John Connelly Arrives back At Portsmouth
October 15, 1775 – HMS Royal Savage Sunk
October 17, 1775 – Treaty of Pittsburg
October 18, 1775 – Burning of Falmouth
October 19, 1775 – Governor Tryon Takes Refuge on the HMS Halifax
October 20, 1775 – American Forces Capture Fort Chambly
October 23, 1775 – Congress Approves Fort Ticonderoga Plan
October 30, 1775 – Battle of Longueuil
November 03, 1775 – Fort St. John Falls
November 04, 1775 – Removal of Bostonians to Point Shirley
November 04, 1775 – Benjamin Church Expelled from Massachusetts Provincial Congress
Early November 1775 – Royal Savage Raised
November 05, 1775 – Connelly Receives Commission as Lieutenant Colonel
November 07, 1775 – Parliament Rejects Olive Branch Petition
November 07, 1775 – Congress Passes Law Making Treason a Capital Crime
November 07, 1775 – Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation
November 08, 1775 – Titus Cornelius Escapes Bondage
November 09, 1775 – Benedict Arnold’s Force Arrives at Quebec
November 09, 1775 – Henry Hamilton Assumes Command of Fort Detroit
November 10, 1775 – Continental Marine Corps Formed
November 10, 1775 – Lord George Germain Appointed Secretary of State for the American Department
November 11, 1775 – Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian Regiment Forms
November 13, 1775 – Benedict Arnold’s Force Crosses the St. Lawrence River
November 13, 1775 – Montreal Falls, Wooster Given Command of City
November 13, 1775 – Colonel Connelly Departs For Detroit
November 15, 1775 – Battle of Kemp’s Landing
November 20, 1775 – Dr. John Connelly Captured
November 24, 1775 – Blacks Barred from Serving in Continental Army
November 29, 1775 – Committee of Secret Correspondence Formed
December 01, 1775 – Knox Departs New York for Fort Ticonderoga
December 1, 1775 – Fourth Virginia Convention
December 03, 1775 – The First Ships of the Continental Navy Commissioned
December 03, 1775 – Grand Union Flag Flown First Time
December 05, 1775 – Knox Reaches Fort Ticonderoga
December 06, 1775 – Congress Issues Response to King’s Olive Branch Rejection
December 06, 1775 – Americans Begin Siege of Quebec
December 06, 1775 – Knox Has Cannon Loaded on Gundalow
December 09, 1775 – Assault on Great Bridge
December 09, 1775 – Knox Begins Journey with Cannons
December 11, 1775 – Knox Reaches Fort George
December 12, 1775 – Franklin Sends Letters to Various Foreign Governments
December 12, 1775 – Joseph Brandt Arrives London
December 13, 1775 – Knox Dispatches Boat to Search for Scow
December 14, 1775 – Virginia Declaration
December 16, 1775 – Knox Gathers the Artillery into Fort George
December 18, 1775 – Julien Alexandre Achard de Bonvouloir Meets with Committee of Secret Correspondence
December 22, 1775 – Esek Hopkins Appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy
December 23, 1775 – King George Issues Decree Closing Trade With Colonies
December 25, 1775 – Moses Brown Attempts to Visits Boston – Relief of Poor
December 25, 1775 – Yankees Defeat Pennamite Force
December 28, 1775 – Julien Achard de Bonvouloir Dispatches His Report
December 29, 1775 – Massachusetts Naval Militia Formed
December 30, 1775 – Henry Knox and the Noble Train of Artillery Depart Fort George
December 31, 1775 – Battle of Quebec
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