Washington's General Orders

Washington's General Orders (HMBSI)

Location: Cambridge, MA 02138 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 22.582', W 71° 7.278'

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Washington's General Orders
given at Cambridge, July 4, 1775

"The Continental Congress
having taken all the troops
of the several Colonies,
which have been raised,
or which may be hereafter raised
for the support and defence
of the Liberties of America;
into their pay and service.
They are now the Troops of
the United Provinces of North America;
and it is hoped that
all distinctions of Colonies
will be laid aside;
so that one and the same Spirit
may animate the whole
and the only contest be
who shall render
on this great and trying occasion
the most essential service
to the Great and Common Cause
in which we are all engaged."

Back of Marker:
General George Washington
having taken command of
the Army of the United Colonies
at Cambridge
inspects the troops near this spot
on the fourth day of July 1775
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 325354 N 4693744
Decimal Degrees42.37636667, -71.12130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.582', W 71° 7.278'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 34.92" N, 71° 7' 16.68" W
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Area Code(s)617, 978, 857
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138, US
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