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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 states. When the American revolutionary war began at the battles of Lexington and Concord April 19th 1775, the colonial revolutionaries did not have an army. The army consisted of 26 company regiments which included New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut soon raised similar but smaller forcers. As the Continental Congress increasingly adopted the responsibilities and posture of a legislature for a sovereign state, the role of the Continental Army became the subject of considerable debate. Soldiers in the Continental Army were citizens who had volunteered to serve in the army (but were paid), and at various times during the war, standard enlistment periods lasted from one to three years. Congress set the quota for regiments for each of the thirteen states that would make up the national army and all complied. Massachusetts and Virginia each raised fifteen regiments with 800 men complements per each. Sparsely populated Delaware provided one regiment. Although Georgia and South…

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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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    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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    Currently it is in the middle of the American Revolution and the Continental Army have suffered loss after loss. George Washington and his men are fighting at Saratoga and is the lowest part of war for them, but George then decided to have Patrick Paine’s “The Crisis” read out loud to his men constantly. It is the Pathos statements in Paine’s writing that motivates the Continental Army to keep fighting and win one of the first major battles of the war and this then lead to the aid of the French…

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    College (now Columbia University), earning a bachelor’s of arts degree in just one year. Later, Hamilton joined the Continental Army and gained the respect of General Nathaniel Greene. Green put in a good word for Hamilton and George Washington moved Hamilton to being his personal secretary, which is what he was at the time he wrote this letter. Then, Hamilton was elected to be a member of the Continental Congress in 1782 and was named First Secretary of the Treasury during George Washington’s…

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    In the opening scene of The Crossing, one can see the Continental Army trudging through the woods in the roughly cold December winter with their commander George Washington. George Washington is shown upon a horse giving commands like telling Alexander Hamilton and the rest of the army to leave a cannon behind and to keep moving. This film was an original A&E developed in 1999 for television production, but is still relevant to history today. It is often showed in a classroom setting because it…

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    Jacob Miller War

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    years of age, Jacob Miller took up arms in the fight for independence. Jacob enlisted in July of 1775 in Northampton County, in the State of Pennsylvania. It was there, that he joined the 1st Pennsylvanian Regiment and served in a company commanded by Captain Charles Craig. Jacob served with this company for one year, after which he was regularly discharged. Immediately following his discharge, Jacob enlisted in the newly formed Baxter 's Battalion. General George Washington met with the…

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    The Battle of Monmouth and Molly Pitcher There was not a decisive victory during the June 28th 1778 Battle of Monmouth for the Continental Army or the British forces due to the toxic leadership of Major General Charles Lee and many of the British forces suffering from heat related injuries. It was not one of the bloodiest battles of the revolutionary war; there were only around two hundred and thirty casualties’ total, and ninety-six of those where from heat stroke due to the heat wave…

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    Burgoyne Research Paper

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    SARATOGA, NEW YORK October 17, 1777 - A British army of nearly 7,000 surrendered today to a combined force of American militia and Continental regulars. "The fortunes of war have made me your prisoner," said British General John Burgoyne as he handed over his sword to his American counterpart, Horatio Gates. "I shall always be ready to testify that it was through no fault of your excellency," Gates replied.News of the huge British defeat spread quickly through the colonies and fueled speculation…

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