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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning the organization of the Continental Army [Extract]
United States. Continental Congress
October 03, 1780
Volume 15, Page 95

[Journal of Congress, Vol. 3, P 532.]

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1780.


Resolved, That the regular army of the United States, from and after the 1st day of January next, consist of 4 regiments of cavalry or light dragoons; 4 regiments of artillery; 49 regiments of infantry, exclusive of the Colonel Hazen's regiment, hereafter mentioned; 1 regiment of artificers;

∗ ∗ ∗ That each regiment of infantry consist of 9 companies, and each company consist of 64 men, commissioned officers and privates. ∗ ∗

∗ ∗ ∗ That the several States furnish the following quotas, viz.: ∗ ∗ North Carolina, 4 regiments of infantry.