A portion of George Washington's army was stationed in the Chelsea area of Suffolk County during the Siege of Boston. The Battle of Chelsea Creek ended in victory for the American colonists - it was also the first naval engagement of the Revolutionary War. The Siege of Boston also included the infamous Battle of Bunker Hill.
Overview and Summary of the Battle of Chelsea Creek
The ship then got stuck in the bogs and marshes and the Americans decided to attack the stranded British ship. During the battle the ship was damaged. Nearly all of the British sailors were rescued before the ship was captured by the colonial forces. The American militia stripped the vessels of valuables, munitions and its remaining cannons before setting it on fire - it was the first naval engagement of the Revolutionary War and a victory for the jubilant colonists.
The Importance and Significance of the Battle of Chelsea Creek
Significance of the Battle of Chelsea Creek: The significance of the conflict was that it was the first naval engagement of the American Revolutionary War.