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United States militia in the American Revolution

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 33. Chapters: American militiamen in the American Revolution, Connecticut militia, Georgia (U.S. state) militia, Massachusetts American Revolutionary War militia regiments, New Hampshire militia units in the American Revolution, New York militia, North Carolina militia, Virginia militia, Green Mountain Boys, Minutemen, List of United States militia units in the American Revolutionary War, Overmountain Men, American pioneers to the Northwest Territory, Tryon County militia, Fluvanna County militia, Van Alstyne's Regiment of Militia, John Canon, Snyder's Regiment of Militia, First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, Peter Wallace Gallaudet, Abraham Markoe, Hillsborough District militia, Bucks of America, Nichols' Regiment of Militia, Stickney's Regiment of Militia, Hale's Regiment of Militia, New York Provincial Company of Artillery, Chase's Regiment of Militia, Langdon's Company of Light Horse Volunteers, Culpeper Minutemen, Hobart's Regiment of Militia, Moore's Regiment of Militia, 2nd Albany County Militia Regiment, Hearts of Oak, Evans' Regiment of Militia, Daniel Newnan, Moulton's Regiment of Militia, 11th Regiment of Connecticut Militia, Drake's Regiment of Militia, Welch's Regiment of Militia, Peabody's New Hampshire State Regiment, Johnson's Regiment of Militia, Bellow's Regiment of Militia, Cogswell's Regiment of Militia, Ashley's Regiment of Militia, Gage's Regiment of Militia, Latimer's Regiment of Militia, Bullards' Regiment of Militia, Cushing's Regiment of Militia, Holman's Regiment of Militia, Gill's Regiment of Militia, Van Schoonhoven's Regiment of Militia, Cook's Regiment of Militia, Vandenbergh's Regiment of Militia, Van Bergen's Regiment of Militia, Van Woert's Regiment of Militia, Van Ness' Regiment of Militia, Flying Camp, Corps of North Carolina Light Dragoons, Chapman's Regiment of Militia, Mott's Regiment of Militia, Georgia Militia, 1st Brigade Georgia Militia. Excerpt: Minutemen were members of teams of select men from the American colonial partisan militia during the American Revolutionary War. They provided a highly mobile, rapidly deployed force that allowed the colonies to respond immediately to war threats, hence the name. The minutemen were among the first people to fight in the American Revolution. Their teams constituted about a quarter of the entire militia. Generally younger and more mobile, they served as part of a network for early response. Minuteman and Sons of Liberty member Paul Revere was among those who spread the news that the British Regulars (soldiers) were coming out from Boston. Revere was captured before completing his mission when the British marched toward the arsenal in Lexington and Concord to confiscate the weapons that were stored there. The term has also been applied to various later United States civilian-based military forces to recall the success and patriotism of the originals. In the British colony of Massachusetts Bay, all able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were required to participate in their local militia. As early as 1645 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, some men were selected from the general ranks of town-based "training bands" to be ready for rapid deployment. Men so selected were designated as minutemen. They were usually drawn from settlers of each town, and so it was very common for them to be fighting alongside relatives and friends. The Concord Minute Man of 1775 statue depicted on the Massachusetts state quarterSome towns in Mass...

  • Vydavateľstvo: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Rok vydania: 2011
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 246 x 189 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9781156648483

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