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 men of the New Hampshire Line were sent as reinforcements to the Continental Army during the invasion of Canada in the spring of 1776.
I recently read a book entitled Founding Father about General George Washington's experiences as the Commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
Finally, his discussion of the Society's lobbying--a modern concept and word that describe their activities well--on behalf of the economic interests of former Continental Army officers is a welcome reminder that real people with needs and economic concerns fought the War for Independence.
McCullough reserves his greatest praise for Cornwallis, whom he portrays as "enterprising and aggressive" in his pursuit of the Continental Army.
As commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, he took the field at Cambridge, Mass.
The Paul Revere myth suggests that the Continental Army was composed of artisans, yeoman farmers, and other native-born Americans willing to risk everything rather than live any longer under British oppression.
Lennon have filled a noticeable void in Revolutionary history with the first full biographical treatment of Robert Howe, North Carolina's highest ranking Revolutionary officer and, at the war's end, the seventh in seniority among the major generals of the Continental Army.
By 1780 the Continental Army had suffered its worst privations, its greatest defeats, and its darkest hours.
Richard Montgomery's expedition against Quebec as commander of the 3d New York (October 1775); after the failure of the attack (December 31), he returned to New York (January 1776); brigadier general in the Continental Army (August 9) and commander of Fort Clinton on the Hudson (at Bear Mountain, near Peekskill) (October); stoutly defended the fort against an attack by British forces under Sir Henry Clinton (October 6, 1777), but was forced to evacuate his position, suffering a severe bayonet wound; engaged on the New York frontier fighting against Indian and Tory raids (from November 1778); cooperated with Gen.
After a career as teacher, chaplain in the Continental army, minister, and literary man, came back to Yale as president in 1795 and as professor of theology, holding both positions until his death.
The Steuben Parade, named after Prussian Army General von Steuben, invited to join George Washington's Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, celebrates heritage, tradition and friendship.