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#FridayFacts: The #USArmy 1st American Regiment for national service was constituted on June 3, 1784.

#FridayFacts: The #USArmy 1st American Regiment for national service was constituted on June 3, 1784.

Selection of George Washington as Commander in Chief The next step was to select a commander in chief. George Washington of Virginia was the favored choice because of his celebrated military record and the hope that a leader from Virginia could further unite the colonies. Congress unanimously voted on the measure, and the next day presented Washington his commission. It read, in part: “We, reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be General and Commander in chief, of the army of the United Colonies, and of all the forces now raised, or to be raised, by them, and of all others who shall voluntarily offer their service, and join the said Army for the Defence [sic] of American liberty, and for repelling every hostile invasion thereof: And you are hereby vested with full power a...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/1775/?from=sp_st

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