On July 14th 1775, Continental Congress created an army to defend against Britain's oppression. Virginia veteran George Washington was selected to command this army. Listen to the word of Washington himself to learn more about the creation of a regular army from colonial militia.
Following the action at Lexington and Concord, the colonists are preparing their defenses, but hoping not to go to war. Second Continental Congress is now faced with the tasks of creating a standing regular army while attempting to repair relations with Great Britain. King George III, however, proclaims the colonists to be in "open and avowed rebellion" and refuses to read their Olive Branch Petition. Listen now! Also check out www.yorktownvictory.com!