American (Continental) Soldiers and Organizations in the American Revolution (1775-1783)


American (Continental) Soldiers and Organizations in the American Revolution (1775-1783)

Officially formed by an act of Congress on June 14, 1775, the United States Army was formed from volunteer militiamen who initially served their respective colonies/states. Once independence was declared and the nation organized its armed forces, the land component, known as the Continental Line (Army), was reorganized into departments and the individual state regiments were incorporated under the command of General George Washington.

Connecticut Regiments in the Revolution:

Delaware Regiments in the Revolution: Georgia Regiments in the Revolution: Georgia Militia:

Several independent units were formed during the war to protect the locals from Indians and British aggression. In northeastern Georgia, Cols. Elijah Clark, John Dooly, Andrew Pickens, and Lt. Col. James McCall raised a 500-man partisan unit that successfully defended their region from both Tory and British forces.

Maryland Regiments in the Revolution: Massachusetts Regiments in the Revolution: New Hampshire Regiments in the Revolution: New Jersey Regiments in the Revolution: New York Regiments in the Revolution: North Carolina Regiments in the Revolution: North Carolina Militia

Numerous independent units were formed during the war to protect the locals from both Indians and British Aggression.

Pennsylvania Regiments in the Revolution: Rhode Island Regiments in the Revolution: South Carolina Regiments in the Revolution: South Carolina Militia

Numerous independent units were formed during the war to protect the locals from both Indians and British Aggression.

Virginia Regiments Continental Dragons Continental Artillery Independent Artillery Units

The following independent artillery units served with distinction during the war. However, most were incorporated into one of the four main Continental Regiments, disbanded, or captured.

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