Following the start of the Revolutionary War, the colonialists established the Continental Army on the 14th June 1775. On the 15th of June George Washington, already a respected military leader after his actions in the French Indian War, was made Commander-in-Chief.
George Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief of American forces (40 words)
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