Why was Washingtons troops known as the ragtag army?
This was because at that time, the colonies had no professional full-time army to do battle; it was made up of civilian volunteers, most farmers and uneducated.
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What is a sentence using the word ragtag?
I can whip this ragtag crew into shape pretty quickly. The ragtag band impressed all who were present.
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What is Washington's ragtag band of rebels?
I assume the phrase refers to the Colonial army. As the war progressed the army became better trained and somewhat better equipped, but perhaps "ragtag" still applied. They we
re certainly a band of rebels.