Forts 1, 2, and 3

There was never a formal battle fought within Cambridge borders, but that did not stop Commander In Chief, General George Washington from making efforts to fortify the town. Washington was painfully aware of the amateurish abilities of the Continental Forces and desperately sought to train the soldiers. As a part of this crash course in eighteenth-century military skills and tactics, he launched a large-scale earthworks project, charging the soldiers with creating a series of fortifications around Cambridge.

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