When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few.
June 19, 1775 Washington chosen as Commander in Chief.
When George Washington arrived at the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia on May 9, 1775, he was placed on several committees that handled military preparedness in the colonies. Washington had a respected military reputation based on his time serving in the French and Indian War. Washington also arrived wearing a buff and blue colored uniform sewn by an indentured servant at Mount Vernon named Andrew Judge. This military mindedness as well as a hope of gaining a coalition that included Virginia were key reasons that John Adams suggested George Washington be named Commander-In-Chief to lead the new Continental Army rather than his fellow delegate from Massachusetts, John Hancock.
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