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Battle of Chelsea Creek

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Battle of Chelsea Creek

Battle of Chelsea Creek Definition: The Battle of Chelsea Creek was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

The year and date that the Battle of Chelsea Creek took place on Saturday, May 27, 1775. The battlefield in which the British and American Forces fought during the Battle of Chelsea Creek was located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Boston and Chelsea were both towns in Suffolk County - see the picture of the map.

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 Battle of Chelsea Creek took place on Saturday, May 27, 1775 at Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The Battle of Chelsea Creek is also known as the Battle of Noddle's Island and the Battle of Hog Island. The Battle of Chelsea Creek started when American militiamen, led by Colonel John Stark, raided Chelsea, on the northern shore of Boston Harbor, for livestock and any other supplies and to burn hay the British needed to feed their animals. A skirmish occurred between the Americans and the British. A British armed schooner called the HMS Diana was ordered to support the ground forces and to cut off any chance of escape for the colonials. The colonists retreated to Hog Island pursued by the HMS Diana.

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. 

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