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December 1776: Victory or Death

Washington Crossing the Delaware

By Gerald M. Carbone General John Sullivan took command of Lee’s Troops outside Morristown, and within a week he had them marching into Washington’s camp on the west side of the Delaware. Washington had first asked Lee to bring those

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British Surrender: George Washington’s Diary and the Articles of Capitulation

By Callie Oettinger George Washington’s  October 12 to November 5, 1781, diary entries are windows opening into the mind of the leader, and views of the pivotal battle, ending with the surrender of General Charles Cornwallis’ army.     Transcript

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Victory & Glory: The End of the Revolutionary War

Cornwallis Surrender

By John Ferling October 19, 1781, the terms for the surrender of the General Charles Cornwallis-led British Army—the Articles of Capitulation—were signed by Cornwallis, Generals George Washington and Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau, and Admiral Francois de Grasse. Rochambeau had led the first

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George Washington Voted Commander in Chief

George Washington Leading the Continental Army

By James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn In March 1775, representatives from Virginia’s counties met to choose delegates to the Second Continental Congress, and once again they elected Washington, Peyton Randolph, Patrick Henry, and others. They also voted to prepare

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June 14, 1775: Raising Today’s Army

Continental Army

By James L. Nelson The Provincial Congress was worried. It was losing control of the army. Joseph Warren had warned about this possibility when he first wrote to the Continental Congress urging them to take control of the armed forces

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