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Continental Army Organizational Chart, 1778-1780
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Continental Army Organizational Chart, 1778-1780

Date: 1778-1780
Catalog #: RSN 79825W01    Accession #: NAFMAB 6-75
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 13.25" H x 16.75" W

Physical Description

Hand drawn sketch on paper.

Specific History

This sketch is thought to be of the general organizational chart of the entire Continental Army, dated anywhere from 1778-1780. The reason for the placing of this date is the absence of Horatio Gates, who was commanding the Southern Army at the time. Therefore, the presence of Nathaniel Greene, who would relieve Gates of command, confirms that the chart was composed before August, 1780.


Keywords

War: War of American Independence
Service: Army
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