Men led by Moses Hazen were among American forces that advanced toward Montreal, but were thwarted by the British in 1775 during the first year of the American Revolution. Hazen was a veteran of Roger's Rangers. (From the U.S. Army Center of Military History poster series)

Rangers among first leaders of America’s Army

13 June 2012

When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 rifle companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen-turned-Soldiers, and some of the militia leaders already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.