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This Day In History July 3, 1775 – American Revolution: Washington takes command of Continental Army

  On this day in 1775, George Washington rides out in front of the American troops gathered at Cambridge common in Massachusetts and draws his sword, formally taking command of the Continental Army.   Washington, a prominent Virginia planter and veteran of the French and Indian War, had been appointed commander in chief by the …

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