In Congress, 27th May, 1778 : Establishment of the American Army. I. Infantry. Resolved, that each battalion of infantry shall consist of nine companies ... II. Artillery ... III. Cavalry ... IIII. Provost ...
Resolutions of the Continental Congress passed May 27-June 2, 1778.
Signed: Extracts from the minutes, Charles Thomson, secretary.
Journals of the Continental Congress, 221
Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 3225
LC copy imperfect: text missing where sheet has been folded and torn. Annotated on verso: Establishment of the Continental Army.
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