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July 3, 1775: Gen. Washington Takes Control of Colonial Army

The Wall Street Journal
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July 03, 2014 AT 10:44 AM
On July 3, 1775 Gen. George Washington took control of colonial forces after months of struggles among fractured and scattered militia that needed to band together to defeat the British army. Walter Borneman, author of "American Spring," joins Simon Constable on the News Hub with a look back. Photo: Getty