What was the Continental Army (1775-1783)?

Introduction The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the former British colonies that later became the United States of America. Established by a resolution of the Congress on 14 June 1775, it was created to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies… Read More


What was the Newburgh Conspiracy (1783)?

Introduction The Newburgh Conspiracy was what appeared to be a planned military coup by the Continental Army in March 1783, when the American Revolutionary War was at its end. The conspiracy may have been instigated by members in the Congress of the Confederation, who circulated an anonymous letter in the army camp at Newburgh, New… Read More