Excerpt: On the 3d of July, the morning after his arrival at Cambridge,
Washington took formal command of the army. It was drawn
up on the Common ahout half a mile from head-quarters. A
multitude had assembled there, for as yet military spectacles
were novelties, and the camp was full of visitors, men, women,
and children, from all parts of the country, who had relatives
among the yeoman soldiery…..