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Problems a Militia Faces Problems a Militia Faces Joel Faries
Problems a Militia Faces The First American Militia was written by William L. Shea about the struggles the first American Militia endured. The American Militia had financial hardships with their financiers being on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Plus the bulk of their soldiers were in England so the new Americans had to should the burden of protecting their settlements, property, and citizens. The militias were not a real fighting force and had no organization or training until John Smith to control of the militia where Smith instilled a training regimen. Smith’s training was every Saturday for the Whole Militia. The militia learned to march, fight, and skirmish. After Smith left in 1609, the militia brought in new military leaders that were considered “excellent old soldiers,” that intensified their training. These excellent old soldiers militarily trained in Ireland. So after the militia felt confident to go on the offensive against the Powhatan Indians.

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