Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Washington’s General Orders
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 defense 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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1775.
Location. 42° 22.582′ N, 71° 7.278′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. These Cannon Were Abandoned (here, next to this marker); Prince Hall Memorial (here, next to this marker); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (a few steps from this marker); Washington Elm (a few steps from this marker); Old Charlestown – Watertown Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Cambridge Soldiers and Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
More about this marker. The back of the marker contains a bas relief plaque of Gen. George Washington on horseback inspecting his troops.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.