When was George Washington appointed commander of the Continental Army? – 2017

When was George Washington appointed commander of the Continental Army?




June 15, 1775





The U.S. Continental Army appointed George Washington its commander on June 15, 1775. While Washington is now a legendary American figure, he didn’t have much success early on in his military career.





On August 22, 1776, British soldiers nearly demolished Washington’s army in New York, but swift and crafty thinking by Washington allowed his remaining 9,000 troops to escape Manhattan without any losses. (His escape shocked the British.) A little over five years after his narrow escape, Washington would lead an army of 17,000 Continental and French troops to victory over the British at Yorktown – a battle that forced General Lord Charles Cornwallis to surrender. Source: history.com




George Washington was an American politician and soldier who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

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