Monday, September 14, 2009

George Washington's Headquarters- Cambridge

General Washington arrived at Cambridge and took command of the Continental Army. He stayed at the Dean's home below on the Campus of Harvard. He reviewed the troops on the Cambridge Town Green.

Continental troops stayed in the dormitories of Harvard University. Washington looked at the militia's that made up his army. They were brave, but had no discipline. He had a long way to go in molding them into an army.

The evidence of their bravery was everywhere as the grave of the soldier below shows.

Christ's Church is where Washington attended services. He attended mass with Martha to welcome in 1776.

The General left Cambridge- Boston for New York City on April 3, 1776. He had just forced the British Army out of Boston with the help of Henry Knox and the cannons from Ticonderoga.

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