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  Birthplace of the Navy
Within a few days of that vote, Congress established a Naval Committee, which directed the purchasing, outfitting, manning, and operations of the first ships of the new Navy, drafted naval legislation, and prepared rules and regulations to govern the Navy's conduct and internal administration.
The claim of Whitehall, New York, is based on naval and amphibious operations on Lake Champlain undertaken by the Continental Army under the command of Benedict Arnold.
It should be noted that Washington's and Arnold's operations were manned and officered entirely under the authority of the Continental Army.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq112-1.htm   (394 words)

  
  EH.Net Encyclopedia: Economics of the American Revolutionary War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The thirteen American colonies were one part of a global empire generated by the British in a series of colonial wars beginning in the late seventeenth century and continuing on to the mid eighteenth century.
In October as American forces closed in on Quebec the King of England in a speech to Parliament declared that the colonists having formed their own government were now fighting for their independence.
Lacking both the numbers and the discipline of its adversary the American army was unlikely to be able to meet the British army on equal terms on the battlefield (Higginbotham, 1977).
eh.net /encyclopedia/article/baack.war.revolutionary.us   (4930 words)

  
 American Revolutionary War - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies.
American militiamen, many of them outraged by the reported murder of an American woman at the hands of Burgoyne’s Indian allies, flocked to Gates’s army, swelling his force to 11,000 by the beginning of October.
The northern, southern, and naval theaters of the war converged at Yorktown in 1781.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=771   (4955 words)

  
 revolutionary war resource page - american revolutionary war
The war began largely as a colonial revolt against the economic policies of the British Empire, and eventually widened far beyond British North America, with France, Spain, and the Netherlands entering the war against Great Britain.
Throughout the war, the British were able to use their naval superiority to capture colonial coastal cities, but control of the countryside largely eluded them.
Spain entered the war in 1779, officially as an ally of France, not the United States—Spain was not keen on encouraging similar rebellions in her own empire.
www.bizhisto.com /Po-to-Wo/revolutionary_war.php   (6218 words)

  
 President Discusses War on Terror at Naval Academy Commencement
Our nation is pursuing a clear strategy for the war on terror: We're using every available tool to disrupt terrorists and their organizations.
Across the world, our military is standing directly between the American people and the worst dangers in the world, and Americans are grateful to have such brave defenders.
And now the American people are depending on you to uphold the high ideals you learned here as midshipmen.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2005/05/20050527.html   (3289 words)

  
 American Revolution - War At Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Hopkins, (1718–1802), an American naval officer, was Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy.
That year John Paul Jones, the most brilliant American naval officer of the Revolution, struck at the English border port of Whitehaven, on the Irish Sea, spiking the guns of the fort and destroying some of the vessels at the dock.
Another of America's new Naval Officers was John Barry, (1745–1803), regarded as one of the most skillful and daring American commanders in the Revolutionary War.
www.americanrevwar.homestead.com /files/SEA.HTM   (1706 words)

  
 American Revolutionary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the revolutionaries declared their independence as the United States of America in 1776, military combat actually began in 1775.
While French financial assistance to the American war effort was already of critical importance, French military aid to the Americans would not show positive results until the arrival in July 1780 of a large force of soldiers led by the Comte de Rochambeau.
In August 1782, in one of the last major encounters of the war, a force of 200 Kentucky militia was defeated at the Battle of Blue Licks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Revolutionary_War   (6196 words)

  
 THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a conflict that erupted between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen British colonies, who declared their independence as the United States of America in 1776.
In the United States, the "American" part of the title is usually understood, and the war is generally called the "Revolutionary War".
Americans often use the terms Revolutionary War and American Revolution interchangeably, not always making a distinction between the war and events leading up to it (such as the Boston Tea Party).
www.speedace.info /american_war_of_independence.htm   (6252 words)

  
 NAMED CAMPAIGNS - REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Opening hostilities of the Revolutionary War occurred at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts on 19 April 1775, when a column of British troops that had moved out of Boston to seize rebel military stores at Concord was assailed by Minute Men and militia.
Remnants of the forward American forces fled back to entrenchments on Brooklyn Heights and two nights later were evacuated to Manhattan in a skillful withdrawal unobserved by the British.
Other American forces in the area under the over-all command of General Schuyler retired southward, but were able to slow the progress of the heavily laden British in the rugged terrain.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/reference/rwcmp.htm   (3417 words)

  
 Naval operations in the American Revolutionary War - The East Indies Campaign 1778-1783
Naval operations in the American Revolutionary War - The East Indies Campaign 1778-1783 is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Naval operations in the American Revolutionary War - The East Indies Campaign 1778-1783: Encyclopedia II - Naval operations in the American Revolutionary War - Britain on the Defensive 1779 and 1780
The naval force at the disposal of the admirals commanding on the station, who until Admiral Lord Howe took up the command on July 12, 1776 were Samuel Graves and Molyneux Shuldham, was insufficient to patrol the long line of coast.
www.experiencefestival.com /naval_operations_in_the_american_revolutionary_war_-_the_east_indies_campaign_1778-1783   (845 words)

  
 Naval Historical Center Publications
Naval Historical Center publications are frequently held by university and large public libraries, where they are available for reading and check-out.
Associated with American presidents, foreign kings and queens, ambassadors, and legendary naval leaders, the Navy Yard was witness to the evolution of the country from a small republic into a nation of enormous political, economic, and military power.
By forcefully employing naval forces, President John F. Kennedy was able to prevent the development of Fidel Castro's Cuba as an offensive bastion and to ensure the withdrawal of Soviet nuclear-armed ballistic missiles from the island.
www.history.navy.mil /nhc6.htm   (4930 words)

  
 DEBKAfile - US-Led Military Thrust Focuses Heavily on Broad Naval Deployment
The American vessels taking part are the USS Boxer carrier, the USS Bunker Hill guided missile battle cruiser, the guided missile destroyer USS Howard and the USS Benfold, as well as the Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine Providence and the Canadian guided missile frigate HMCS Ottawa.
American, Italy, France, Britain, Australia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are taking part in an exercise practicing the interception of ships carrying nuclear materials or components for use in advanced weapons.
In addition, the US embassy in Riyadh has warned Americans operating in the Gulf region to stay clear of all oil installations, especially in Saudi Arabia.
www.debka.com /article_print.php?aid=1223   (809 words)

  
 The Royal Navy in European Waters during the American Revolutionary War
In this operational history of a period that proved to be a turning point for one of the world's great naval powers, David Syrett presents a saga of battles, blockades, great fleet cruises, and, above all, failures and lost opportunities.
Syrett concludes that Britain's inability to gain naval superiority in European waters had a profound effect on the outcome of the American Revolutionary War.
He also shows that the inability of the British to defeat French and Spanish naval power off the Continent gave Bourbon monarchies the means to aid American naval forces and to conduct naval operations against the British in such areas as the West Indies and the Indian Ocean.
www.sc.edu /uscpress/Sp98/3238.html   (527 words)

  
 The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence:Mahan, A. T.:1845880358:eCampus.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence:Mahan, A. T.:1845880358:eCampus.com
Operations in the West Indies, Georgia and South Carolina
Naval Operations Preceding and Determining the Fall of Yorktown
www.ecampus.com /book/1845880358   (112 words)

  
 The U.S. Revolution - Microtext Collections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A.S. Hamond's papers are primarily concerned with British naval operations during the American Revolutionary War and G.E. Hamond's papers are primarily concerned with British naval operations in the Napoleonic era, particularly in the Mediterranean theater.
Excellent sources for the study of the American Revolution, particularly the climate of opinion which preceded it, as well as the history of a great American family.
Reproduces the rich, private collection of 1,800 documents providing source materials on the American Revolution collected, cataloged, and indexed by Mr.
www.mtsu.edu /~library/microtxt/revo-mic.html   (435 words)

  
 American Merchant Marine at War - Revolution to World War II to today
American Merchant Marine at War - Revolution to World War II to today
They have delivered the goods when and where needed in every theater of operations and across every ocean in the biggest, the most difficult and dangerous job ever undertaken.
You may quote small portions of material on this website as long as you cite American Merchant Marine at War, www.usmm.org, as the source.
www.usmm.org   (473 words)

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