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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Clinton at Huntington Bay

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 5.—Certain intelligence having been received that Clinton had embarked the principal part of his force, at New York, and had proceeded to Huntington Bay, on his way to Rhode Island, to make a combined attack on the fleet …

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Actions of the French Fleet

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 20.—A gentleman who went on board the French fleet at Sandy Hook, gives the following account of their principal transactions during the time he was on board: On the 30th of July the fleet arrived off, and anchored …

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