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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Cornwallis’s Surrender – Capitulation

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 19.—Be it remembered, that on the seventeenth of October, 1781, Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis, with above five thousand British troops, surrendered prisoners of war to his Excellency General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the allied forces of France and America! …

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Doctor Nathaniel Scudder killed

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 17.—Day before yesterday a party of refugees from Sandy Hook landed at Shrewsbury, in Monmouth county, New Jersey, and under cover of the night marched undiscovered to Colt’s Neck, near fifteen miles from the place of their landing, …

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Celebration of Burgoyne’s Surrender

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 18.—Yesterday the anniversary of the surrender of General Burgoyne’s army was celebrated at Peekskill, in New York, by the officers of the Third Massachusetts brigade, in a manner which would have given satisfaction to any gentlemen who are …

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Motions of the British Army

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 17.—The British, at New York, have embarked ten full regiments, and the vessels have fell down with them to the Hook. We have information by deserters this day that the enemy have evacuated Paulus Hook and Hoobuck; if …

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