\kˌɒntɪnˈɛntə͡lz], \kˌɒntɪnˈɛntəlz], \k_ˌɒ_n_t_ɪ_n_ˈɛ_n_t_əl_z]\
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The regular troops of the American army during the Revolution, enlisted and paid by the Continental Government and commanded by Washington. They are to be distinguished from the militia and guerrilla companies. The name was first applied in June, 1775, when Congress appropriated Â£6000 for the support of a " Continental army," and appointed Washington commander-in-chief. Washington at once took command of the forces then beleaguering Boston, and ten companies of expert riflemen were enlisted in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
By John Franklin Jameson
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