American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

The Revolutionary War, also known as the War for Independence, was fought between Great Britain and thirteen former British colonies, and later erupted into a war between major European countries.  Wishing to claim independence from Britain, and to establish a new nation founded on ideals of liberty and equality, revolutionaries fought across the North American continent in what is now the United States, as well as in southern Canada.

The War for Independence lasted eight years, from 1775 to 1783.

The cannonballs shown above were found At Ft. Miffin on Mud Island, near Philadelphia. They were donated by Mary Mooney.

Endless Mountains Contribution

At the time of the Revolutionary War, the Endless Mountains area had not been settled for very long. There are no definitive records on how many men and women served with the Continental Army, but some accounts hold that less than 50 men from the area served in the war. Well over half that number returned after the war in 1783.