Posted by: Democratic Thinker | March 5, 2010

The Newburgh Crisis Series—Washington Secures the Republic

The Newburgh Crisis Series—
Washington Secures the Republic

Following the Battle of Yorktown, the Continental Army encamped at Newburgh, New York. Under-provisioned, unpaid, and in dire straits, the soldier tried various courses of action to obtain the funding promised them by the states and the Continental Congress. Some of their plans were as desperate as their situation and threatened to destroy the republic.