The Continental Army, Chapter IV

An Army Truly Continental: Expanding Participation While the Continental Army in the north took shape in 1776, the colonies to the south also turned to military preparations. The process began, much as it had in New England, with the formation of forces by revolutionary governments to oppose British threats in the immediate vicinity of each …

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Federalist No 2, Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence


For the Independent Journal Wednesday, October 31, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: WHEN the people of America reflect that they are now called upon to decide a question, which, in its consequences, must prove one of the most important that ever engaged their attention, the propriety of their taking a …

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Action at White Plains

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Last Monday we1 received intelligence that the enemy, with their whole body, were advancing towards us. The army were immediately alarmed, and part of General Wadsworth’s brigade, with some other regiments under the command of General Spencer, consisting in …

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