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Challenges of American Revolutionary War:
- During the American Revolutionary war period of first 20 years of independence, the predominant issues, and challenges of fighting the British Army were of organizing, paying for and availability of provisions,and logistics of transport for various militias organized by the states and newly proclaimed independent government of USA.
- Quarter Master General and their staff played a critical role in successfully fending off British Army who kept trying to recapture the lost provinces by His Majesty’s government.
- Effective communication was critical between the Federal military leaders and state officers and soldiers in the field.
- Free franking, also called “On Public Service”, was essential due to paucity of funding by the US and state militias.