Revolutionary War

Soldiers of the Revolution

Could you survive as a colonial soldier? There was shortage of supplies so not many soldier even got uniforms. The army was very poor, and terribly trained. Some wonder how the colonial army won the war, but the colonial army pushed through and found a way to win the war. It was very difficult to be a colonial soldier.


Patriots were a huge part of the revolution, they believed we could be a free country. Many important people were patriots, for example George Washington was a patriot. Everybody in the colonial army was a patriot. Patriots fought against loyalists for the 13 colonies, in the end patriots won the war and took control of the 13 colonies.

The British army

There was a lot of people in the British army, all 45,000 soldiers in the British were well trained and experienced. The huge army only had one weakness in war, for that was supplies. It took along time for them to get supplies, because their only trade partners were very difficult to get to. Over all the British army was extraordinary.


There were many Tories in the revolutionary war. A Tory is a colonist who supported the British side of the argument. They would hide behind colonial lines and take them out before they could get to Britain. Tories believed that colonists should not be able to have a country of their own.

George Washington

George Washington was the colonist's leader during the American revolution. He won many battles in the war. He never gave up on his soldiers, and camped with them every night. Sometimes as his soldiers were digging trenches he would pick up a shovel and start working with them. George Washington was a great leader of the revolution.
In conclusion, it was not easy being a soldier in this time period, but it was almost impossible being a colonial soldier. For many things the odds were against the colonial army and their soldiers. In key moments the colonial army took the war away from the British.
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This was the American flag during the American Revolution.