The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the former British colonies that later became the United States of America. Established by a resolution of Congress on June 14, 1775, it was created to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies in their revolt against the rule of Great Britain. The Continental Army was supplemented by local militias and volunteer troops that remained under the control of the individual states or were otherwise independent. General George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the army throughout the war. Most of the Continental Army was disbanded in 1783 after the Treaty of Paris formally ended the war. The 1st and 2nd Regiments went on to form the core of the Legion of the United States in 1792 under General Anthony Wayne, which later became the foundation of the United States Army in 1796. Offered here is a scarce bond issued to a soldier in the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. This bond was payable in silver, gold, or bills of credit. It was hole-canceled after being held by the bearer and features a handwritten record of interest payments on the reverse. This is an excellent opportunity to own one of the oldest bonds in United States history issued during a historically significant period. You will receive a bond of similar appearance, content, and quality to the one shown in the photos.
- Dimensions: 8 x 4 inches
- Year of Issue: 1782
- Packaging: This product will be housed in 1 archival quality acetate protective sleeve, ready for safe storage, display, or framing.