Today in History – July 3 – Washington takes command of the Continental Army

3 Jul

On this day in 1775 George Washington takes command of the Continental Army by riding out in front of the troops in Cambridge, Massachusetts and drawing his sword. Washington was appointed commander and chief by the Continental Congress two weeks earlier. Because his first command of the Virginia militia was a disaster many in Congress […]
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