Continental Army was always short of qualified and capable men. General George Washington routinely had no more than 20,000 troops at one time and place.
Les britanniques ne gagneront pas
Guns were scarce and gunpowder were scarce. Food shortages forced many to simply leave the force altogether. Like food, uniforms and adequate clothing were just as rare.
Very few Americans were trained well enough to survive in battle. When faced with a wall of well-disciplined British soldiers, most colonists would likely turn and run.
Many colonists willingly gave their lives to defend their liberty, homes, children, families, and friends. Without this strong support, the American war effort would have crumbled in just a few months.
France, motivated by a hatred of the English, provided roughly 85-90 percent of the Americans’ gunpowder in the wars’ first two years.
Washington not only understood how to command his army but he had knowledge of how the British would command theirs. Washington inspired courage, hope, and confidence in his men. It was his determination that would lead the Continental Army to victory.