Continental Army

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Noun1.Continental Army - the American army during the American RevolutionContinental Army - the American army during the American Revolution
army, ground forces, regular army - a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
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His son, Major Thomas Melville, was a leader in the famous 'Boston Tea Party' of 1773 and afterwards became an officer in the Continental Army.
The principal concern of the Continental Army and its officers in late 1782 and early 1783, however, was not military badges, but back pay owed to them and pensions promised to them by Congress.
There, through a series of feints and false dispatches intercepted by British regulars, the commander in chief of the British forces in North America, Lord Henry Clinton was deceived into thinking the Continental Army and the French would lay siege on New York, then in British hands.
18, it was evident the Continental Army had its hands full.
Servicemembers and commanders would benefit from reading this book in order to better appreciate the formation of the Continental Army under General Washington and learn leadership lessons for maintaining a disciplined military.
He had joined the American forces during the invasion of Canada early in the war, and had retreated with them to become a permanent enlistee of the Continental Army.
It was December 17, 1777, and General George Washington's Continental Army had just returned to winter quarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Both independently and in support of the Continental Army under Generals Horatio Gates and Nathanael Greene, Marion is shown to make the best use of the skills and local knowledge of his irregulars against the enemy's critical and vulnerable points in South Carolina.
What occurred that day was a very modest beginning of a national army--the Continental Army.
Most notably, George Washington appeared before Congress here in December 1783 to resign as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.