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Update: Who's the Commander?

This is part of the Postcards from the Revolution series.

So, no one read my mind (see the original post below). The answer was mentioned, but not as the answer :(.

Towering high over the Cambridge Common, just a stone's throw from Harvard Yard and the Square, stands the sign: SHERATON COMMANDER. What a strange name for a hotel, I always thought. I thought that for years. Until I went for a visit, and then I understood. That is when I learned the identity of the Commander.

The Commander

So. Who's the Commander?

- Original Post -

Picture coming tomorrow.

In the meantime, somebody read my mind.

This is part of the Postcards from the Revolution series.

Read my mind and you win a poster.



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Yep, Washington

Do I get a T-shirt now?

Michael Nystrom's picture

You're kinda late to the party...

(just sayin' lol)

He's the man.

to be fair

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George Washington.

Submitted by Realdeal on Sat, 01/26/2013 - 19:47. Permalink

George Washington.

11 minutes later:

FreedomIsAbsolute on Sat, 01/26/2013 - 19:58. Permalink

good 'ol George Washington

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Father of Our Country

Gen. George Washington

Goerge Washington almost slept here ; )

Close to where George Washington took command of the Continental Army / revolutionary forces of militia to besiege Boston...

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I give it a shot

Artemas Ward?

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George Washington.

George Washington.

+ 1

You were correct as well.

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I believe that "the Commander" is...

I believe that "the Commander" is...

...

TIME.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Good one

:-)

(but not the answer)

He's the man.

This time?

WE ARE.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

The best answer!

(But not who the hotel is named after)

He's the man.

I'll go with

Ethan Allen, but for some reason I think it was George Washington.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

What is your final answer?

...

He's the man.

I'd have to go with

good 'ol George Washington, the gut never lies.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

ding-ding-ding. We have a winner!

George Washington is the correct answer! Mr. Washington was Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The hotel has an awesome statue of him out front, as well as a diorama of him assembling the troops right there in Cambridge. I took a picture of it. I'll post it next week.

He's the man.

Washington took command from

Artemas Ward -- that was my failed pick.

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John Hancock

President of the Continental Congress and Governor of Massachusetts.

That's my guess.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Nope

Good guess. Try again?

He's the man.
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I'll go with...

William Prescott!

His sage advice was very telling in that it kept Patriots from losing their cool when they were tired and low on ammunition. His steady hand helped them to remain calm throughout the fight.

Even though the British captured their objective, their forces were so depleted they couldn't go further.

William Prescott was famous for a saying we all know. Anyone care to divulge?

I may be wrong but it was fun guessing. Thanks, Michael.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Nope.

Later than that. But good guess.

He's the man.

"Don't

fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" I forget what battle he said that in, but know it took place in Mass, so... I think we found our winner ;)

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To read your mind I would need a beer.

Making a cup of coffee to you!
Keep warm Michael.

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