George Washington arrives in Boston to take command of the army (7/3/75). He has no idea if the New Englanders will follow a Virginian, but he is a born leader and quickly takes charge of the defense of Boston. After a yearlong siege, the British withdraw to New York (3/4/76).Sarah, James and Henri travel to Massachusetts with Washington and see him pull together the diverse group of men into a Continental army. James accompanies Henry Knox to Fort Ticonderoga to bring back the cannons which finally help to drive the British from Boston. James and Sarah proudly watch the raising of the new Grand Union flag.