Today In History- June 15

Today In History- June 15


George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.

George Washington nominated for leader of Continental Army.

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

After years of dilligent service as an officer in the Virginian Army, on June 15, 1775, George Washington was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, the force created to oppose British military aggression.  The decision came as Washington attended a session of the Second Continental Congress, the governing American body during the American Revolution.  The Continental Army was created just the previous day, and Washington's patriotism and military experience more than qualified him for this position.  Washington originally had not sought the position, though the nomination of John Adams, the Congress approved it.

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