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jun 15, 1775 - George Washington is named commander in chief

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George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, reporting to the Second Continental Congress.The Continental Congress commissioned George Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army on June 19, 1775. Washington was selected over other candidates such as John Hancock based on his previous military experience and the hope that a leader from Virginia could help unite the colonies.(Theamericanrevolution.org)

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jun 15, 1775
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~ 243 years ago
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