The 1763-1788 American Revolution Events ClipArt gallery provides 107 illustrations of events such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, Paul Revere's Ride, and Washington Crossing the Delaware.

Capture of a British Spy by Americans.

Paulding, Van Wart, and Williams Capturing Major Andre

Capture of a British Spy by Americans.

Capture of the British Major Andre, which revealed Benedict Arnold as a traitor.

Capture of Andre

Capture of the British Major Andre, which revealed Benedict Arnold as a traitor.

Capture of Major Andre

Major Andre

Capture of Major Andre

"Arnold's escape, after becoming a traitor."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Arnold's escape

"Arnold's escape, after becoming a traitor."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

A depiction of Benedict Arnold's escape after it has been discovered by American troops that he is a traitor.

Arnold's Escape

A depiction of Benedict Arnold's escape after it has been discovered by American troops that he is a…

A colonial political cartoon.

An Attempt to Land a Bishop in America

A colonial political cartoon.

"There were thirty-seven men-of-war, and more than four hundred transport ships, besides the boats. The war-ships stood in toward Gravesend Bay, opened their port-holes, ran out their guns, opened fire, and threw shot and shell on shore."—Coffin, 1879

The British Fleet in the Lower Bay

"There were thirty-seven men-of-war, and more than four hundred transport ships, besides the boats.…

Benedict Arnold escaping capture by George Washington's forces on the Hudson River.

Escape of Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold escaping capture by George Washington's forces on the Hudson River.

A battle of the American Revolution, led by General John Stark. The defeat of the British army reduced Burgoyne's army in size, led his Indian support to leave him, and deprived him of necessary supplies.

Battle of Bennington

A battle of the American Revolution, led by General John Stark. The defeat of the British army reduced…

People attacking the soldiers in Boston.

Boston Attack

People attacking the soldiers in Boston.

View of the Boston Massacre from an old print engraved, printed, and sold by Paul Revere, Boston.

Boston Massacre By Paul Revere

View of the Boston Massacre from an old print engraved, printed, and sold by Paul Revere, Boston.

"The Boston Massacre, from an engraving by Paul Revere. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Boston Massacre

"The Boston Massacre, from an engraving by Paul Revere. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770."—E.…

The Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct action protest by the American colonists against the British Government in which they destroyed many crates of tea belonging to the British East India Company on ships in Boston Harbor.

Casting Tea Overboard in Boston Harbor

The Boston Tea Party was an act of direct action protest by the American colonists against the British…

The Boston Tea Party - Destruction of the Tea in the Boston Harbor

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party - Destruction of the Tea in the Boston Harbor

The Boston Tea Party, protesting the English tax on tea.

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party, protesting the English tax on tea.

Death of General Braddock.

Braddock

Death of General Braddock.

Bratton's wife being threatened with a reaping-hook.

Mrs. Bratton Defying Captain Huck

Bratton's wife being threatened with a reaping-hook.

True Bravery, the American Army at Valley Forge in 1777. Caption below illustration: "After mentioning the reason which induced him not to accept the challenge, he applied a large hand-grenade to the candle, and when the fuse had caught fire, threw it on the floor, saying, 'Here gentlemen, this will quickly determine which of us all bare brave danger most.'"

True Bravery

True Bravery, the American Army at Valley Forge in 1777. Caption below illustration: "After mentioning…

"Surrender of British Standards at Yorktown."—Lossing, 1851

British Surrender

"Surrender of British Standards at Yorktown."—Lossing, 1851

Bunker's Hill.

Bunker Hill

Bunker's Hill.

A battle of the American Revolution named after the adjacent hill, which was the objective of both colonial and British troops.

Bunker Hill

A battle of the American Revolution named after the adjacent hill, which was the objective of both colonial…

"Bunker Hill Battle, on June 16th, 1775 during the American Revolution."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Bunker Hill Battle

"Bunker Hill Battle, on June 16th, 1775 during the American Revolution."—E. Benjamin Andrews,…

Burgoyne addressing the Indians.

Burgoyne

Burgoyne addressing the Indians.

"Burning the Stamps in New York, during the opposition of the Stamp Act in 1764."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

burning stamps

"Burning the Stamps in New York, during the opposition of the Stamp Act in 1764."—E. Benjamin…

"In Sullivan's ranks is John Callendar, of Massachusetts. He commanded the artillery at Bunk Hill, and was accused of being a coward, and his command was taken from him. But he is a patriot, and is in the ranks. He sees a lieutenant commanding a battery fall, and the gunners begin to leave their guns. 'Stop!' he shouts. It is the voice of one accustomed to be obeyed, and the gunners return. He opens fire, and holds the position till the British sweep up the hill. The other soldiers flee, but he will not. He is ramming home a charge, when a bayonet is leveled at his breast. A British officer admires his heroism, and will not let him be harmed."—Coffin, 1879

John Callendar Saved by a British Officer

"In Sullivan's ranks is John Callendar, of Massachusetts. He commanded the artillery at Bunk Hill, and…

Washington taking command of the army at Cambridge.

Cambridge

Washington taking command of the army at Cambridge.

"The next day there was a lively time in Cambridge. All Middlesex was aflame, to say nothing of the towns in Worcester. The people came flocking into town - several thousand of them. Dr. Warren and some of the other patriots rode out and persuaded the citizens not to do anything rash. They found old Judge Danforth standing on the Court-house steps, promising never to have anything more to do with Gage's government. He is a councilor. Then the sheriff was called upon to resign."—Coffin, 1879

Carted Through the Streets

"The next day there was a lively time in Cambridge. All Middlesex was aflame, to say nothing of the…

A festival gathering at Judge Chew's home, who was a very rich Tory judge.

Reception in Chew House

A festival gathering at Judge Chew's home, who was a very rich Tory judge.

The settlers are in a panic because the English army is close by.

Colonists Panic

The settlers are in a panic because the English army is close by.

Retreat of the British from Concord.

Concord

Retreat of the British from Concord.

"The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Cornwallis surrender

"The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"DeKalb wounded at Camden."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

De Kalb wounded

"DeKalb wounded at Camden."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

A medal with a depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Medal Commemorating the Declaration of Independence

A medal with a depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Arent DePeyster, a British military officer of the American Revolution, surrenders at the Battle of King's Mountain.

DePeyster Raises a White Flag

Arent DePeyster, a British military officer of the American Revolution, surrenders at the Battle of…

"The regiment was commanded by Colonel Glover, and General Washington selected him as the fittest person in the army to superintend the ferrying, and he did it nobly."—Coffin, 1879

General Glover Superintending the Embarkation

"The regiment was commanded by Colonel Glover, and General Washington selected him as the fittest person…

Crowd of people outside of a building.

Faneuil Hall, Boston, At the Close of the Revolution

Crowd of people outside of a building.

The <em>Serapis</em> was a British frigate that was captured by the Americans during the American Revolutionary War.

Fight on the Deck of the Serapis

The Serapis was a British frigate that was captured by the Americans during the American Revolutionary…

General Israel Putnam putting out a fire at Fort Edward.

Putnam Putting Out the Fire at Fort Edward

General Israel Putnam putting out a fire at Fort Edward.

The attack on Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.

Attack on Fort Moultrie

The attack on Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.

A depiction of Benjamin Franklin in the French royal Court, where he was well-received.

Franklin in French Court

A depiction of Benjamin Franklin in the French royal Court, where he was well-received.

Benjamin Franklin in France interacting in French society.

Franklin in French Society

Benjamin Franklin in France interacting in French society.

Benjamin Franklin on a ship on his way to France.

Franklin on His Way to France

Benjamin Franklin on a ship on his way to France.

Emily Geiger rode 50 miles through British and Tory enemy territory to deliver a message to General Sumter. She was arrested, but then released and was able to deliver the message.

Emily Geiger's arrest

Emily Geiger rode 50 miles through British and Tory enemy territory to deliver a message to General…

Sergeant Hart nailing the colors to the flagstaff of Fort Sumter.

Sergeant Hart at Fort Sumter

Sergeant Hart nailing the colors to the flagstaff of Fort Sumter.

Patrick Henry making his great speech.

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry making his great speech.

A drawing of the courtroom scene when Patrick Henry said his famous speech, "Give me liberty or give me death."

"Give me liberty or give me death!"

A drawing of the courtroom scene when Patrick Henry said his famous speech, "Give me liberty or give…

Woman herding cattle away from British soldiers.

Hannah Erwin Israel Saving the Cattle

Woman herding cattle away from British soldiers.

"Down past the mouth of York River, where the French ships were blockading Cornwallis, into James River, and up the James to Jamestown, sailed the ships from Elkton, landing on the 25th, and marching to Williamstown."&mdash;Coffin, 1879

The Landing at Jamestown

"Down past the mouth of York River, where the French ships were blockading Cornwallis, into James River,…

Native Americans abducting Jennie McRae

The Abduction of Jennie McRae

Native Americans abducting Jennie McRae

John Paul Jones being invested with the Order of Military Merit.

Jones Invested with the Order of Military Merit

John Paul Jones being invested with the Order of Military Merit.

John Paul Jones raising the first flag ever displayed on a United States ship-of-war.

Jones Raising the First Flag Ever Displayed on a U.S. Ship

John Paul Jones raising the first flag ever displayed on a United States ship-of-war.

British ships firing on kegs thought to be full of gunpowder.

The Battle of the Kegs

British ships firing on kegs thought to be full of gunpowder.

Lafayette and Washington meeting during the American Revolution.

Lafayette and Washington

Lafayette and Washington meeting during the American Revolution.

A view of the Battle of Lexington during the American Revolutionary War.

Battle of Lexington

A view of the Battle of Lexington during the American Revolutionary War.

"Skirmish at Lexington. The largest building in the picture is the meeting-house, and the officer on horseback in front of it is Major Pitcairn. The figures in the foreground are the provincial militia. The dwelling with the two chimneys on the left (which is still standing), was Buckman's Tavern. The position of the monument since erected upon Lexington Green, is about where the provincials on the left are seen dispersing. The merit of this picture consists in its truthfulness in depicting the appearance of the spot at the time of the engagement."&mdash;Lossing, 1851

Skirmish at Lexington

"Skirmish at Lexington. The largest building in the picture is the meeting-house, and the officer on…

A battle between English and colonial forces.

The Fight at Lexington

A battle between English and colonial forces.

The surrender of Lord Cornwallis.

Lord Cornwallis

The surrender of Lord Cornwallis.

Francis Marion "The Swampfox" ambushing the enemy.

Marion Ambush

Francis Marion "The Swampfox" ambushing the enemy.

"Marion and Lee could see the light of his camp-fires on the hills in the west. Whatever was done must be done quickly. But what could they do? They had no cannon; and even if they had, they could not batter down the fort; but a bright thought came to Colonel Mahan - to build a tower which would overlook the fortification. As soon as night came, all the axes in the camp were in use. The British could hear the choppers, and wondered what was going on; but they were astonished in the morning when they saw a tower high than the fort, and a swarm of men on the top firing through loop-holes, and picking off their rifles every man who showed his head above the parapet ... Before noon the Americans were in possession of the fort, and all its supplies."&mdash;Coffin, 1879

Marion and Lee Capturing Fort Watson

"Marion and Lee could see the light of his camp-fires on the hills in the west. Whatever was done must…