George Washington was selected to be the Commander in Chief.
He commanded the new American army.
This army was now called the Continental Army.
Many Americans joined the army to fight with General Washington.
However, this army did not have much money.
In the beginning, Washington even used his own money to help feed and clothe the troops.
All the soldiers admired General Washington.
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Nathan Hale was a school teacher. He taught in Boston, Massachusetts.
He wanted to participate in the struggle for independence, so he joined the Continental Army.
He served under General Washington and became a captain.
General Washington needed a volunteer to go behind the British line, to get information. Nathan Hale volunteered.
But he was caught and sentenced to die. Just before his execution, he said these famous words:
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."