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Revolutionary War Series, Volume 1 (16 June – 15 September 1775): Introduction

by Sarah Combs, Undergraduate Student Worker

The Revolutionary War series opens with George Washington’s Address to the Continental Congress on 16 June in which he declares, “I do not think my self equal to the Command I (am) honored with.” Throughout the documents that cover the three months between 16 June and 15 Sept., the new commanding general grapples with uncertainty. He doubts his own abilities as well as the competence of the forces he now leads.

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