The Continental Army: Chapter VI

Professionalism: New Influences From Europe The winter encampment at Valley Forge was an extremely important period in the development of the Continental Army. Despite numerous problems, for the first time in the war the Army enjoyed a winter free from the need to recruit and reorganize most of the regiments. Congress and military leaders used …

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Federalist No 61, Concerning the Power of Congress…

…to Regulate the Election of Members, Continued From the New York Packet Tuesday, February 26, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE more candid opposers of the provision respecting elections, contained in the plan of the convention, when pressed in argument, will sometimes concede the propriety of that provision; with this …

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Tryon’s Descent on Horse Neck

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 27.—Night before last, at eleven o’clock, the 17th, 44th, and 57th British regiments, the Hessian regiment du corps, Colonel Emmerick’s chasseurs and dragoons, Colonel Robinson’s provincial battalion, and a detachment of the royal artillery, under the command of …

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General Putnam’s Account of the Battle of Horse Neck

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. General Putnam, in an official letter from the camp at Reading, gives the following account of this expedition:—”A detachment from the enemy at King’s Bridge, consisting of the 17th, 44th, and 67th British regiments, one of the Hessians, and …

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Leslie at Salem – Danvers Militia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 28. –Last Sunday [February 26] an attempt was made by a regiment of the king’s troops, under Colonel Leslie, to seize some brass cannon which General Gage had heard was deposited at or near Salem, Massachusetts. The troops …

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