Author: Mike Matheny

Mike Matheny is currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he is pursuing an MA degree in US History. He received a BA in History from James Madison University. He works as an Adjutant General (Human Resources) officer for the US Army.

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“The Predicament We Are In”: How Paperwork Saved the Continental Army

“Few people know the predicament we are in,” wrote George Washington, while he expressed the Continental army’s dire circumstances.[1] By January 1776, just six months into the Revolutionary War, the Continental army faced a crisis outside Boston. This particular crisis, not caused by a British attack, was a personnel issue. “Search the volumes of history through,” […]

by Mike Matheny