The conditions were horrible for the soldiers and they were dying out. So would I have quit? I probably would have quit at Valley Forge. By December of 1777, there around 12,000 soldiers left in the Continental Army. By February of 1778, there were only 8,000 soldiers left.
In 1775, the Continental Congress had a problem: it had controlled the sixteen-thousand-man army outside of Boston, but had no money to pay them and no power to raise taxes this lead to “I.O.U.’s” meaning they will pay the men later, but this put them in deeper finical distress. In a three year period beef went for $0.04 a pound to $1.69 a pound and paper money lost all value. Joseph Homer represented the town General Court for most of the war years, and he consistently voted for paper money because gold and silver was scarce in rural communities. Even Pasteur’s salaries decreased tremendously. Since a large number of men were getting drafted for the war, it left women at home having to run the farms.
In June of 1775, 2,400 British soldiers met 1,600 militia members at Breed 's Hill. While the battle took place at Breed 's Hill, it 's famously called the Battle of Bunker Hill. In the middle of the night the militia members quietly set up at at Breed 's Hill. This forced the British to battle uphill. While it seems like the colonists had all the advantages, they ended up losing because they were extremely low on ammunition.
The Americans were able to inflict heavy casualties, but eventually were forced to surrender and Ledyard was promptly killed, as were many of the defenders. The Battle of Groton Heights cost the Americans 85 killed and 60 wounded. Arnold reported his losses as 51 killed and 142 wounded. And although the privateering business was temporarily delayed, Washington was not
Exercise 7-13 I have to announce everyone in the group that we will not be able to meet the June 1 commitment to ship 100 operating tables to Southeast Surgical Supplies. To be clear, we only have 30 tables on hand as a report of this morning. However, this is not our fault entirely. Six months ago, purchasing warned us about shrinking supplies and suggested we buy as much as we could in advance for the next 12 months. We tried to follow their advice, but we were never be able to buy supplies in advance due to company’s policy about never buying more than three months worth of materials in advance.
The British Parliament passed the Tea Act on April 27, 1773 which was a import tax and it raised the price of tea to three cents per pound on all tea sent to America. It took three months for the colonist to hear about the new tax and the were not happy about it when they found out. On November 5, 1773 there was a town meeting a Faneuil Hall. There were more that 1,00 Boston citizens who attended it. They were talking about the tea tax and demanded the resignations of the agents who
The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought on December 11-15th 1862. The Potomac Union soldiers, commanded by Ambrose Burnside, came into battle with over 100,000 soldiers ready for combat. For the Confederacy, the number of soldiers was about half of the Union’s amount with only around 70,000. This battle was the first Urban battle of the war, forcing citizens and families out of their homes and some into the woods. The Battle begins with General Burnside planning to attack the Union army but ended up failing because of a miscommunication at the Rappahannock River between general Burnside and general Halleck.
According to the website (http://www.shmoop.com/american-revolution/george-washington.html), “In September 1778, he sent General John Sullivan and an expedition force of 4,000 soldiers out towards western New York, to see that the Iroquois country be "not merely overrun but destroyed." Washington 's greatest victory, however, came during the brutal winter of 1776-7 at Valley Forge. On Christmas night, George Washington quietly crossed the Delaware River with a force of 2,400 troops. They arrived at Trenton, New Jersey at dawn and surprised the garrison of 1,500 Hessians who were still recovering from a night of holiday celebrations and plenty
Before the War of 1812 America had only 6,000 soldiers and 12 active warships because of the spending cut on the military. We were in no shape to be going into war, much less against the strongest army in the world at that time. The British had over 243,000 soldiers and 500 active warships. With that amount
During the winters of 1777 and 1778, there was freezing weather and a couple thousand of sick soldiers and dead soldiers (Busch, 147). Many soldiers are not re-enlisting or are deserting before their nine-month re-enlistment has ended. General Washington, desperate to keep an army together to fight the war against Britain has asked us soldiers look into our hearts and ask ourselves the following question: Will you quit? To quit would be to not re-enlist. I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons which are high chances of illness, horrible lodging and weather, and sparse food and clothing.
After the siege of Charleston, Sir Henry Clinton traveled back to New York leaving Cornwallis in command of the British campaign in North and South Carolina. On the morning of August 16, 1780, General Horatio Gates chose to fight Cornwallis’ force even though just the previous night his men suffered the terribly infectious illness of dysentery. Gates was confident in his American army of around 3,700 soldiers because they outnumbered the British army of around 2,100 troops. The American advantage ended quickly as one thousand American troops were unable to fight due to the illness they suffered the night before. General Gates had underestimated his troops ability to fight until it was too late to back out.
From where the sun now, stands, I will fight no more forever”. The US Government broke a treaty with the Nez Perce forcing them off their lands of the Wallowa Valley to be put on a reservation in Northwest Idaho. When Chief Joseph heard about a few young Nez Perce killing a few white settlers he started one of the greatest retreats in American military history. Over the next three months Chief Joseph led his people 1,000 miles to try and get to the Canadian border with 2,000 strong army after them. They were not successful, only 40 miles short Chief Joseph was surrounded by the US
The Spanish and Americans won with 15 killed and 6 wounded. The militia had 37 missing or captured. The British said they had 4 killed and 4 wounded. No one knew if the British were understating,especially,because their operation failed. The British retreated,but they killed and captured many residents.
General Howe stated “It took them a night to build that yet it would of taken my men a month to build it”. He realized that the patriots were desperate to build such a fortification and they must of been running out of ammunition and troops.The British troops with fixed bayonets attacked the hill and had to retreat back to the bottom of the hill. The British troops regrouped after the retreat and charged two more times up the hill. The patriots began to run low on ammunition and some began to retreat from the hill. The British then began to march forward onto the hill.
Why did the government did not pay them their bonus early?If the government would have pay their bonus earlier, all that would have been prevented. Herbert Hoover did not react to the situation, all he did was provide some sanitary facilities, clothes, tents and food. After a month, President Hoover gave the order to remove all veterans from the capital. “The police tried, but when a officer panicked and fired into a crowd, killing two veterans, the secretary of war asked if he could send in the army troops” as it was stated on the US History book on chapter 9, page number 303. What president Hoover did was insane, he knew that those people were in need of jobs and homes.