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January 4 Military: British soldiers uncover the remains of General Richard Montgomery, and he is subsequently interred with full military honors at Quebec. His body reposes in Canada until 1818, when it is reburied at St. Paul’s Church, New York. • General George Washington writes the Continental Congress and assures them he will attack Boston as soon as the opportunity arises. January 5 Naval: Commodore Esek Hopkins of the Continental navy is instructed by the Continental Congress to depart Philadelphia whenever practicable and sweep the Virginia and Carolina coasts of marauding British vessels.
December 14 Naval: Congress creates a marine committee of 13 members, with one seat for each colony, to augment the naval committee. This body is responsible for acquiring and outfitting all warships authorized by the latter. Congress, acting upon a report issued by the committee, debates construction of 13 frigate-class vessels, although most will be either captured or destroyed. December 22 Military: A force of 1,400 South Carolina militia under Colonels Richard Richardson, Thomas Polk, Alex Martin, and William Thompson gathers to help quell a growing Loyalist movement.
MacDonald then builds a temporary bridge spanning the Black River and continues on his way. At this juncture, the 80-year-old MacDonald is taken ill and replaced by Captain Alexander Macleod. 1776 Chronology 31 February 27 Military: The Continental Congress establishes the Northern, Middle, and Southern Departments for the Continental army. • A force of 1,900 Americans under Colonels James Moore, Alexander Lillington, John Ashe, and Richard Caswell confronts 1,500 Loyalist Highlanders under Captain Alexander Macleod at Moore’s Creek Bridge, North Carolina.