The Commander in Chief, 1775
This is (finally) and update to the January 26 post, "Who's the Commander?"
The Commander is none other than George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.
Below is a diorama in the lobby of the Commander Hotel in titled "Washington Takes Command - July 3, 1775, Cambridge Massachusetts." The diorama depicts
Across the street in the Cambridge Common, where Washington took command, is this memorial:
In the Background behind the marker, you can see the Commander hotel. Just a few feet away, are the cannon left behind in Boston, after Washington chased the British out of town!
This one reads:
THESE CANNON WERE ABANDONED
AT FORT INDEPENDENCE (CASTLE WILLIAM)
BY THE BRITISH FORCES
WHEN THEY EVACUATED
THE CITY OF BOSTON
MARCH 17, 1776
There is so much more to see! Hopefully you can make it to Boston someday and see it all in person. Here. Where it all began. I am so fortunate that I see these markers as I go about my business every day in Boston and the surrounding area.
These are my postcards to you, so that you may share a little of my world and deepen your knowledge of history and appreciation of how our country came into being.