Continental Army

  • American

American Army formed by the colonies to serve during the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Person From To
General, Commander-in-chief George Washington 1775 1783
Lieutenant Lt Thomas Blake, 1st NH Reg 1776 1784
Major Col John Rutherford
Commissary General Joseph Trumbull, Commissary General 1775 1777
Soldier Uriah Tracy 1776
Chief Engineer Louis Lebegue Duportail 1777 1781
Surgeon General John Cochran 1776 1783
Lieutenant Colonel, aide-de-camp to General Washington Col Richard Kidder Meade 1777 1780
Soldier Nicholas Gibbs
Colonel Thomas Robinson
Major-General Maj Gen Nathanael Greene 1775 1783
General Benedict Arnold
Major General, Commander of the Artillery Henry Knox
Brigadier General George Weedon
Brigadier General Hugh Mercer
Brevet Brigadier General Charles C Pinckney
Brigadier General John Sullivan
General Horatio Gates
Colonel, aide to Washington John Trumbull (artist)
Colonel Fielding Lewis
General William Campbell, Patriot
Aide-de-camp to General Washington Col Thomas Jesse Lee
Surgeon General of the Middle Department of the Continental Army Dr Benjamin Rush
Colonel of Light Dragoons Daniel Huger Horry
Captain John Marshall (Chief Justice)
Lieutenant James Monroe
Paymaster Jonathan Trumbull Jr
Lieutenant Major James Lovell
Commanding general of American forces in Massachusetts's District of Maine Peleg Wadsworth
Soldier William Croghan
Aide-de-camp Henry Brockholst Livingston 1775
Civilian aide-de-camp to General Washington John Parke Custis 1781
Major Samuel Lawrence
Captain Abraham Lincoln (Militia Captain)
General Matthew Walton


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Architect Crown Point Road: Stevens Site South Road Segment Proctor
1775/06/14 The Continental Congress issues a resolution to take charge of the troops in Boston and establish the Continental Army. Established Independence Hall Philadelphia, PA Second Continental Congress
1777/00/00 Patriots spend the brutal winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge. Patriots Valley Forge National Historical Park Pennsylvania Valley Forge Encampment
1777/02/00 George Washington orders smallpox inoculations for all Continental Army troops in Morristown. Morristown National Historical Park New Jersey
1777/11/00 Whitemarsh Encampment - Continental Army camps for six weeks in the fields near Whitemarsh Estate (now Hope Lodge). Surgeon General John Cochran uses the house as his headquarters. Camp Hope Lodge Fort Washington, PA
1781/09/28 General Washington and an army of 17,000 French and Continental troops, arrive in Yorktown to lay siege to General Cornwallis and 9,000 British regulars. Patriots Yorktown Battlefield Yorktown, VA Siege of Yorktown
1783/12/00 Most of the Continental Army is disbanded after the ratification of the Treaty of Paris. Washington's Headquarters City of Newburgh, NY 1781 American Revolution - After Yorktown
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