|he Continental soldier and officer carried a variety of weapons during the Revolutionary War. There was no standard issue of weapons. Individual states were responsible for providing arms to the regiments they supplied for the Continental Army. Congress armed the other Continental troops.
oth the states and Congress purchased arms from American gunsmiths as well as abroad. Weapons were captured or confiscated from the enemy Tories. Some soldiers brought their own weapons and equipment. The weapons were used as long as they were sound and serviceable. No further questions about the make or source were asked.
avalrymen as well as mounted officers carried pistols in their saddle holsters. Foot officers carried spontoons. However, men on horseback could not manage pole arms very well.
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