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History Explorers Presents George Washington's Generals Jan. 25

January 18, 2023 — Members of the Ozark Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will introduce the four Major Generals appointed by the Continental Congress for the support of George Washington to pursue military action against Great Britain.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Community Room.  

George Washington was chosen Commander in Chief by the Continental Congress for his military experience; they also appointed four Major Generals to support and help lead the fledgling Colonial Army.  An army made up of men who came to America from across the globe and spoke 38 different languages and were diverse in faith, education and military ability.

These first of Washington’s generals had the seemingly impossible task of forming an army and defeating the strongest military force in the world. 

 The following officers will be presented by SAR Compatriots:

Israel Putnam from Connecticut, presented by Dr. Norman Knowlton

Artemas Ward from Massachusetts, presented by Charles McMillan

Charles Lee from Virginia, presented by Gary Gift

Philip Schuyler from New York, presented by Ken Lawrence



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