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    The Continental Army was the USA's Army during the Revolutionary War. It was formed on June 14, 1775 by the Second Continental Congress. George Washington was the general of the army. It consisted of about 22,000 troops. 9000 of those troops were slaves. That number is kind of high, right? it's because they said that they could be FREE but few slaves were actually freed. But the British freed all of the slaves that fought on their side, even though they lost. The whole army was fueled by hope and support by the French and Spanish. They were forced to work harder for their victories than the British forces, because they had to first organize themselves, train new soldiers, find guns, and put people in charge. It was more difficult for them because…

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    The life in the Continental Army Was Life in Continental Army hard? Life was very hard in the army it was a harsh time for the men that were in there. The Continental Army was formed after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the colonies that became the United States of America. Life in the Continental Army consisted of many events, battles and also affected the lives of the soldiers. The Continental Army consisted of soldiers from all 13 colonies and after 1776, from all 13…

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    The Continental Army's Need for Foreign Aid Without the help of foreign aid from France, the American Revolution would have faltered due to America's lack of men, morale, weapons and other supplies. The Continental Army was actually much weaker and lost a lot more battles than most people know and they not only depended on France but owed the outcome of the war mostly to France because of the turning point in the war after France helped aid the United states in their battle for independence. The…

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    The military serves primarily as a political tool to further the government’s will, therefore in England’s military failures so too were there failures in the government’s attempts to calm rebellion. The Continental Army was notoriously incompetent as compared to the masterful British army and the fact that the Continental Army was able to win the war is almost unthinkable. The British army should have been able to annihilate the inexperienced Continental Army and extinguish the rebellion, but…

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    It was a long period of server cold weather in Valley Forge. In December, the snow was inches deep along with continued snowstorms. There was heavy snowfall and heavy rain days after we received a new blanket of snow. Due to the heavy rainfall, flooding had occurred. In the Continental army, it wasn’t a pleasant winter for us. We had lack of proper clothing and military housings to stay warm in. We had built quite a few log huts during the harsh winter. Finding food was very tough. I went on for…

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    Should soldiers in the continental army stay? Help fight for independence or stay with their families? During the year 1775, this is what many soldiers debated. George Washington, the leader of the army, was being troubled by the army. Soldiers kept on leaving and not coming back while others just left. The British were camping at Philadelphia so the army decided to make a fort at Valley Forge. There were no bed but stray and mud on the floor, the weather was very cold, and the smoke of the fire…

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    loyalist enlists cowards run Groans moans and, coughing would be some of the terrible sounds I heard when serving my time as a veteran. Valley Forge was an encampment that started on December 19th, 1777 until June 19th, 1778. Many were dying from disease, illness or fatigue. People are dying quickly, and the continental army needs your help.Reenlisting for the continental army is your death sentence thousands were sick, and I would not consider doing such things.Since we slept in huts that were…

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    ¨I don't think I would stay¨ ¨would you?¨ In 1776 the Continental Army was going through a very pugnacious time at the winter camp that was set up at Valley Forge. It wasn't a pleasure to stay at that place at the time, but those people managed to stay alive while being there. In fact, in 1777 up to 2,500 people died due to illness. People didn't have a very good chance of surviving at that time, as a matter of fact, people living at the camp had about 10% chance that they would receive…

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    Terrible living conditions, few necessities and surviving in freezing weather with little assistance. Sounds like how the United States government treats some homeless citizens. However these are the hardships the Colonial soldiers at Valley Forge had to endure with little chance of a successful outcome. After failed attempts by the Continental Army during the American Revolution in New York and Boston, the soldiers lead by Washington decided to establish a winter camp at Valley Forge. Unaware…

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    The Continental Army was the first to occupy West Point in 1778; becoming the oldest garrison that still continues in US activity. Between 1778 and 1780, Polish engineers and military hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko oversaw the construction of the fort. As commander of the fortifications at West Point, Benedict Arnold committed but an act of treason in an attempt to sell the fort to the British. The cadets underwent training in artillery and engineering in the garrison since 1794. The Congress formally…

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