"The General does not mean to discourage the practice of bathing, whilst the weather is warm enough to continue it; but he expressly forbids, any persons doing it, at or near the Bridge in Cambridge, where it has been observed and complained of, that many Men, lost to all sense of decency and common modesty, are running about naked upon the Bridge, whilst Passengers, and even Ladies of the first fashion in the neighbourhood, are passing over it, as if they meant to glory in their shame." -General Orders, August 22, 1775
One has to wonder how many reports it takes to get an official order telling you to put your dicks away.
"The Commander in chief, in the most pointed and explicit terms, forbids ALL officers and soldiers, playing at cards, dice—or at any games, except those of EXERCISE."-General Orders, May 8, 1777.
Apparently we had a gambling problem.
"General Washington’s compliments to General Howe. He does himself the pleasure to return him a dog, which accidentally fell into his hands, and by the inscription on the Collar appears to belong to General Howe."-Washington to Gen. William Howe, October 6, 1777.
That's right, Alexander Hamilton wrote about someone's lost dog.
"General Washington having been informed, lately, of the honor done him by Miss Kitty Livingston in wishing for a lock of his Hair, takes the liberty of inclosing one, accompanied by his most respectful compliments."- Washington to Catharine Wilhelmina Livingston, March 18, 1778.
This is not creepy in this context, apparently.
"An extra ration of liquor to be issued to every man tomorrow, to drink Perpetual Peace, Independence & Happiness to the United States of America."-General Orders, April 18, 1783.
So you see, drinking to celebrate liberty is a time honored tradition.