Revolutionary War Terms 3

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Revolutionary War Terms 3
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2012-09-06 08:54:00
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  1. A slang term used to describe a person from New England. Later this term was used to describe an inhabitant of United States.
    Yankee
  2. Slang term for British soldiers who wore scarlet red uniforms jackets.
    Redcoats
  3. A muzzle loading musket or long firearm that uses a flint in the hammer to strike a spark and ignite the black powder.
    Flintlock Musket
  4. The light ax carried by Continental soldiers, partly because of the lack of bayonets for their muskets.
    Tomahawk
  5. The static winter camp of armies during the winter months.  The most famous American winter quarters during the Revolution was at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the winter of 1777-1778.
    Winter Quarters
  6. A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
    Mercenaries

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