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Originally posted by Indigo5
Originally posted by alldaylong
My numbers are correct. Read if for yourself:-
The figure over the 8 years is 250,000. You should never rely on Wiki, no one who wants to discuss seriously ever does.
NOPE...Read your source...I cited 85,000 US troops
When discussing troop numbers...it's best to cite actual troops in the field!
You summed up everyone that ever served....
In the beginning of 1776, the army of Washington had 20,000 men wherein two-thirds of them were enlisted in the Continental Army and the other third were in the various state militias.
When the American Revolution in 1783 ended, both the Continental Navy and Continental Marines were disbanded.
There are about 250,000 men who served as regulars or as militiamen for the Revolutionary cause during the eight years of the war. However, there were never more than 90,000 total men under arms in one single time.
By European standards of the era, the American armies were relative small.
Again that is YOUR source...so what were the Brits numbers according to YOUR source?
25,000 Loyalists who fought on the British side and thousands had served in the Royal Navy.
German states that supplied the British armies with more than 30,000 soldiers.
the number of British and German troops stationed in North America grew to over 60,000
over 20,000 black soldiers who fought for the British side.
Estimatedly, there are 13,000 native warriors who fought for the British side