Continental Army

  • (noun): The American army during the American Revolution.

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History Of United States Military Academy - Revolutionary War and Founding
... After his victory over the British Army at the Battle of Yorktown, Washington kept the Continental Army garrisoned nearby at New Windsor at the New Windsor Cantonment until the official end of the war ... The Continental Army occupied his land for twelve years until Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton authorized the purchase of the land for $11,085 in 1790 ... the narrow "S" curve in the Hudson River enabled the Continental Army to prevent British ships from sailing up river and dividing the Colonies ...
Sir William Erskine, 1st Baronet - American War of Independence
... Assunpink Creek (also known as 'Five Mile Run') not to put off attacking the Continental Army on the night of 2 January 1777 ... The Continental forces moved away by night, fighting the Battle of Princeton on 3 January ... destroying Patriot supplies, the British forces engaged and defeated Continental Army Generals David Wooster, Benedict Arnold, and Gold S ...
Commander-in-Chief's Guard - Hickey Mutiny
... conclusion of the Boston campaign in 1776, General Washington and the Continental Army marched to New York City and prepared for an anticipated attempt by the British to ... custody by the provost marshal of the Continental Army ... assassinate him and his officers, and blow up the Continental Army's ammunition magazines ...
John Clark (spy)
... for operating one the most notable spy rings organized and run by the Continental Army during the war, one which prevented the destruction of Washington's army at ... up a group of informants and couriers and sent 30 detailed reports to Washington that allowed the Continental Army to react to British movements ... learned of this hoax he prepared a false report of the Continental Army's strengths and planned movements ...

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