Originally Posted by Cav
I thought they were created on 11 July 1798...
10 NOV 1775 (in a tavern no less
) so we pre-date the country and are actually the senior branch of service with the history of reorganization and disbanding of the army and navy.
1785 the Continental Navy was disbanded and the remaining ships were sold.
Most of the Continental Army was disbanded in 1783 after the Treaty of Paris ended the war. The 1st and 2nd Regiments went on to form the nucleus of the Legion of the United States in 1792 under General Anthony Wayne. This became the foundation of the United States Army in 1796.