The Continental Army, Chapter V

An Army for the War: 1777 Most Continental enlistments expired on 31 December 1776. Congress and Washington hoped to avoid a recurrence of the problems of the previous winter by beginning their preparations for reorganizing the Continental Army during the early fall of 1776. Profiting from that earlier experience, they not only started sooner but …

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The Battle of Camden, Part I

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PART IAN AMERICAN ARMY ORGANIZED TO RECOVER THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM BRITISH SUBJUGATIONREVIEW OF MILITARY CONDITIONS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 1780The principal battle grounds of the first four years of the War for Independence, waged by the thirteen Colonies against the mother country, were located in the Northern States, following which period, …

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The Battle of Trenton

And such they are–and such they will be found: Not so Leonidas and Washington, Their every battle-field is holy ground Which breathes of nations saved, not worlds undone. How sweetly on the ear such echoes sound! While the mere victor’s may appal or stun The servile and the vain, such names will be A watchword …

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Federalist No 28, Restraining the Legislative Authority, Continued

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For the Independent Journal Wednesday, December 26, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: THAT there may happen cases in which the national government may be necessitated to resort to force, cannot be denied. Our own experience has corroborated the lessons taught by the examples of other nations; that emergencies of this …

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Campbell’s Cherokee Expedition

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 15.—The North Carolina boys have returned from the expedition against the Cherokees crowned with success. Colonel Arthur Campbell, who commanded them, in his report to Mr. Jefferson, dated this day, gives the following, circumstantial account of their experience: …

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