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.

"General Marion in camp, during the American Revolution."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Marion in camp

"General Marion in camp, during the American Revolution."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

A depiction of General Marion and his troops in pursuit of the British.

Marion in Pursuit of the British

A depiction of General Marion and his troops in pursuit of the British.

A depiction of General Marion of the Continental Army inviting a British officer to dine with him.

Marion Inviting the British Officer to Dinner

A depiction of General Marion of the Continental Army inviting a British officer to dine with him.

Two women dressed as men arresting a pair of British officers.

Grace and Rachel Martin Capturing Two British Officers

Two women dressed as men arresting a pair of British officers.

"The field of Monmouth. In the picture here given, the chief is seen most prominently on his white charger, with his general officers. Washington and Green are in front; Knox on the right, upon the most prominent horse; and behind them are Hamilton, Cadwallader, etc. On the left is seen the group of artillery, with 'Captain Molly' at the gun. In the distance is seen a portion of the British army, and Colonel Monckton falling from his horse. On the right, in the foreground, lying by a cannon, is Dickinson, of Virginia; and on the left, by a drum, Bonner, of Pennsylvania. In the center is a wounded rifleman."—Lossing, 1851

Monmouth

"The field of Monmouth. In the picture here given, the chief is seen most prominently on his white charger,…

Death of American General Montgomery at Quebec

Death of Montgomery at Quebec

Death of American General Montgomery at Quebec

"The Death of Montgomery at Quebec."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Death of Montgomery

"The Death of Montgomery at Quebec."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"General Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Battle of Oriskany

"General Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Pontiac outwitted at Detroit.

Pontiac Outwit

Pontiac outwitted at Detroit.

The Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) was a battle in which General Washington's revolutionary forces defeated British forces near Princeton, New Jersey.

Battle of Princeton

The Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) was a battle in which General Washington's revolutionary forces…

A battle of the American Revolution, in which General Washington's troops defeated British forces near Princeton, New Jersey. With this victory, the morale in the ranks rose and more men began enlisting in the army.

Battle of Princeton

A battle of the American Revolution, in which General Washington's troops defeated British forces near…

"The French officer rescuing Putnam from the Indians." - Lossing

The Rescue of Israel Putnam from the Indians

"The French officer rescuing Putnam from the Indians." - Lossing

"Washington's visit to Colonel Rall. This is a copy, by permission, of a picture by Flagg, in the possession of Joseph C. Potts, Esq., of Trenton. On the left is seen Generals Washington and Greene; in the center is Mrs. Potts, and near her stands her husband. On the left Colonel Rall reclines upon a couch, and behind him, supporting his pillow, is his servant. I was informed that the portrait of Rall was painted from a description given by a person who knew him, and who pronounced the likeness good, as he remembered him."—Lossing, 1851

Colonel Rall

"Washington's visit to Colonel Rall. This is a copy, by permission, of a picture by Flagg, in the possession…

The alert given by Paul Revere to his fellow patriots. The Regular army is the permanent army of a country that is maintained during peacetime.

The Regulars Are Coming

The alert given by Paul Revere to his fellow patriots. The Regular army is the permanent army of a country…

Virtual representation, 1775. 1. One String Jack, Deliver your property. 2. Begar, just so in France. 3. Te Deum. 4. I give you that man's money for my use. 5. I will not be robbed. 6. I shall be wounded with you. 7. I am blinded. 8. The French Roman Catholic town of Quebec. 9. The English Protestant town of Boston.

Representation of 1775

Virtual representation, 1775. 1. One String Jack, Deliver your property. 2. Begar, just so in France.…

The famous ride of Paul Revere.

Revere's Ride

The famous ride of Paul Revere.

Paul Revere's famous ride through Charlestown, Medford, and Lexington, to alert the citizens that the British had arrived for battle.

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Paul Revere's famous ride through Charlestown, Medford, and Lexington, to alert the citizens that the…

"Scene of the engagement on Rhode Island, Aug. 29, 1778."—Lossing, 1851

Rhode Island

"Scene of the engagement on Rhode Island, Aug. 29, 1778."—Lossing, 1851

"Fight between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Serapis

"Fight between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"A scene at Springfield, during Shay's Rebellion, when the mob attempted to prevent the holding of the Courts of Justice."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Shay's Rebellion

"A scene at Springfield, during Shay's Rebellion, when the mob attempted to prevent the holding of the…

Woman who masqueraded as a male soldier presenting a letter to General Washington.

Deborah Simpson Presenting the Letter to General Washington

Woman who masqueraded as a male soldier presenting a letter to General Washington.

A seal representing the stamp act.

Stamp Act

A seal representing the stamp act.

A seal representing the stamp act.

Stamp Act

A seal representing the stamp act.

Colonists rioting in protest of the unpopular Stamp Act.

The Stamp Riots of New York

Colonists rioting in protest of the unpopular Stamp Act.

"The encounter between Tarleton and Colonel Washington."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Tarleton encounter

"The encounter between Tarleton and Colonel Washington."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Throwing the tea overboard.

Tea

Throwing the tea overboard.

Boston Tea Party

Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

Scene from the Battle at Trenton, during the American Revolution.

Trenton

Scene from the Battle at Trenton, during the American Revolution.

Reception of Washington at Trenton

Trenton

Reception of Washington at Trenton

Patrick Henry in the Virginia Assembly.

Virginia Assembly

Patrick Henry in the Virginia Assembly.

Death of General Warren

Warren's Death

Death of General Warren

George Washington directing the soldiers.

Washington

George Washington directing the soldiers.

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey. Here, George Washington is rebuking General Lee at the Battle of Monmouth.

Washington and General Lee

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey.…

An illustration of George Washington lighting a cannon at the siege of Yorktown.

George Washington at Siege of Yorktown

An illustration of George Washington lighting a cannon at the siege of Yorktown.

An illustration of George Washington crossing the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. This event occurred during the American Revolutionary War and was the first move in a surprise attack by the Continental Army against Hessian forces in New Jersey.

George Washington Crossing the Delaware

An illustration of George Washington crossing the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. This event occurred…

The first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces at the Battle of Trenton.

Washington Crossing the Delaware

The first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces at the Battle of Trenton.

An illustration of George Washington directing the artillery at the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey. This battle took place on December 26, 1776 during the American Revolutionary War.

George Washington in Trenton

An illustration of George Washington directing the artillery at the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey.…

An illustration of George Washington and his army marching to Trenton, New Jersey, where the Battle of Trenton took place.

George Washington Marching to Trenton

An illustration of George Washington and his army marching to Trenton, New Jersey, where the Battle…

"Washington resigning his commission."—Lossing, 1851

Washington Resigning

"Washington resigning his commission."—Lossing, 1851

At Fraunces Tavern on December 4, Washington formally bade his officers farewell and on December 23, 1783, he resigned his commission as commander-in-chief, emulating the Roman general Cincinnatus, an exemplar of the republican ideal of citizen leadership who rejected power. During this period, the United States was governed under the Articles of Confederation without a President, the forerunner to the Constitution.

Washington Resigning His Commission

At Fraunces Tavern on December 4, Washington formally bade his officers farewell and on December 23,…

This illustration shows George Washington taking command of his troups during the American Revolution.

Washington Taking Command

This illustration shows George Washington taking command of his troups during the American Revolution.

Although he did not explicitly seek the office of commander and even claimed that he was not equal to it, there was no serious competition. Congress created the Continental Army on June 14, 1775; the next day, on the nomination of John Adams of Massachusetts, Washington was appointed Major General and elected by Congress to be Commander-in-chief.

Washington Taking Command of the Army

Although he did not explicitly seek the office of commander and even claimed that he was not equal to…

General Washington's farewell to his officers.

Washington's Farewell

General Washington's farewell to his officers.

A battle of the American Revolution in 1780. Led by Abraham Buford, the men of the Continental Army in this battle were almost all slain and severely injured.

Battle of Waxhaws

A battle of the American Revolution in 1780. Led by Abraham Buford, the men of the Continental Army…

A phrase that refers to the first shot fired against the British in the American Revolution, during the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

The Shot that is Heard Around the World

A phrase that refers to the first shot fired against the British in the American Revolution, during…

The Battle of Wyoming was an encounter during the American Revolutionary War between American Patriots and Loyalists accompanied by Iroquois raiders that took place in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1778. More than three hundred Patriots were killed in a battle followed by a massacre, in which the Iroquois raiders hunted and killed fleeing Patriots before torturing to death thirty to forty who had surrendered.

Wyoming Valley Massacre

The Battle of Wyoming was an encounter during the American Revolutionary War between American Patriots…

Washington at Yorktown.

Yorktown

Washington at Yorktown.