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The military history of the United States spans a period of over two centuries. The Continental Congress in 1775 established the Continental Army, Continental Navy, and Continental Marines and named General George Washington its commander. In 1763, the indigenous tribes of Pontiac’s Confederacy lay siege to Fort Detroit, a British fort on the American frontier. The beginning of the United States military lies in civilian frontier settlers, armed for hunting and basic survival in the wilderness.
These were organized into local militias for small military operations, mostly against Native American tribes but also to resist possible raids by the small military forces of neighboring European colonies. In major operations outside the locality involved, the militia was not employed as a fighting force. In the struggle for control of North America, the contest between Great Britain and France was the vital one, the conflict with Spain, a declining power, important but secondary. In the colonies the war involved a seesaw struggle between the Spanish in Florida and the West Indies and the English colonists in South Carolina and Georgia. The Siege of Yorktown was the decisive battle of the American Revolutionary War.