July 3, 1775, Cambridge, Massachusetts

General Washington took command of the Continental Army on this date. He found the army to be “a mixed multitude of people under very little discipline, order or government.”

Through many defeats and hardships, Washington and his officers eventually transformed an armed mob into a war-winning weapon.

Thank, you Gen. Washington.

Thank you, U.S. Army.

God bless America.

4 thoughts on “July 3, 1775, Cambridge, Massachusetts”

  1. God bless America indeed!

    “The real democratic idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other, but that every one shall have liberty, without hindrance, to be what God made him”

    Henry Ward Beecher quotes (Liberal US Congregational minister, 1813-1887)

  2. The pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of fulfillment of our selves? Fogel argues the Fourth Awakening is a return to the equality of opportunity. That would not be a bad return.

  3. Reading now “The Military Genius of George Washington” originally published as “The Way of the Fox”.

    We should perhaps investigate 18th century warfare further…for the underlying martial mores and political maneuvers, not the tactics.

  4. When you think of the power of the British Empire – around the globe – and how their defeat at Yorktown was an aberration I believe that Washington’s victory was divinely inspired.

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