September 29, 1789, the last day of its first session, the U.S. Congress passed an act to establish the United States military. However, this happened only after President Washington reminded them, twice!
From its formation, the United States Army has been the primary land-based part of the
The United States Armed Forces. ... When the American Revolutionary War began in April 1775, the colonial revolutionaries did not have an army. Previously, each colony had relied upon the militia, made up of part-time civilian-soldiers.
The Tennessee State Militia traces its origins to the American Revolution. During the Battle of King’s Mountain, approximately four hundred volunteers from the area known today as Tennessee crossed the mountains into North Carolina to fight against the British Army and Loyalist militias. They contributed significantly to the Patriot victory.
Today, We hold these Traditions very near to our hearts.
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