Washington's Crossing - Study Guide The Regulars Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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The British and Hessian armies arrived in New York Harbor off Staten Island. The British army had no equal in the world. The first battalions to land were grenadiers, then light infantry. Light infantry was a new concept. They were chosen for size as well as intelligence, energy and marksmanship.

As the British convened, training continued at a furious pace. The ideas behind the British military training were very different from the American Revolution. Military training was important to them, as they felt it enforced obedience and preserved order. The British were very organized in this manner. Here they learned specific skills and a general attitude. Discipline also played a big part of training. Once they learned how to march they learned how to use their weapons.

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