The Continental Army had many valuable generals during the war. This includes George Washington who gained experience commanding an army in the French and Indian War. He also knew of the Britain tactics since he was a formal general. The Marquis de Lafayette was a French general appointed to the Continental Army. These two generals, along with others, had key wins over battles that eventually won them the war.
Untrained and Unorganized
We don't know what we're am doing. I don't even know where is my weapon.
During the duration of the American Revolution, troops were sent from Great Britain to the Americas to fight. Although they had a strong amount of troops, Britain forces were unfamiliar of the land and had trouble navigating. Britain supplies and news were also hugely delayed since they had to travel b boat. New from Britain would arrive months later.
This seems a bit unfair don't you think.
Yes, yes I do.
The American colonist could not fight a super power such as Great Britain alone. They acquired assistance from the French to win the Revolutionary War. The French provided supplies, military leaders, soldiers, and weapons to aid the colonist.
Limited Supplies and Resources
Great Britain had trained soldiers who had fought wars before. The king also hired mercenaries called Hessians which only added to the skill and experience. In contrast, the colonist did have soldiers from the French but this was miniscule compared to Britain. The Continental Army was mostly made from farmers and inexperienced colonist.
Great Britain had 50, 000 british soldiers in total during the war. The king also hired a number of mercenaries called Hessians because they were from Hesse-Cassel. In total. the British force had an estimated 80,000 troops while the colonist only had 20,000 troops at one time.
Although the French helped the colonists in their efforts for independence, it was not enough to help all the colonies. The Continental army was made up of small militia in each colony with little resources. They had little weapons, foods, or even shoes. However, Britain was a superpower who had a lot of resources at their disposal.
Men, we are running out of bullets, food, and yes, shoes.