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  • Union Forces
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    For five days Jackson had looked on Washington spread before him with the Dome of the Capitol in sight from his headquarters on the Georgetown Pike near 7th Street. Lee having recovered sufficiently from his wounds had resumed command of the army but had been summoned to Richmond by President Davis following overtures from (Vice) President Johnson to discuss common grounds for a peaceful settlement to the War. Lincoln left the Capital for Canada, reluctantly, following pressure from Cabinet to a...
  • George Washington
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    George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and first president of the United States (1789-97). Early Life and Career. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., on Feb. 22, 1732, George Washington was the eldest son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington, who were prosperous Virginia gentry of English descent. George spent his early years on the family estate on Pope's Creek along the Potomac River. His early education includ...
  • George Washington George Washington
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    George Washington George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and first president of the United States. He was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732. Washington was the oldest son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington. His early education included the study of such subjects as mathematics, surveying, the classics, and 'rules of civility. ' His father died in 1743, and soon thereafter George went...
  • Cornwallis From A Hill The British
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    The Beginning On December 31, 1738, Charles Cornwallis was born the second Earl Cornwallis, since his father, the fifth Baron Cornwallis, had been rewarded as a Viscount and the first Earl Cornwallis. In 1661, Sir Frederick Cornwallis was rewarded a baron try by Charles II for service to the Stuarts. His mother was the niece of Sir Robert Walpole. His uncle became he Archbishop of Canterbury. Cornwallis was educated at Eton and moved in elite social circles. In 1756, about a month before his eig...
  • Virginia With A Force Of British
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    George Washington was the commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, nobleness, military orthodoxy, and persistence in hard times that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of complete political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a Virginia planter, and Mary Ball Washington...
  • President After The Revolutionary War
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    George Washington was a war hero from 1776. All war heroes are always known for their accomplishments. Even though he lost the first battle he commanded in the French and Indian War, he never made that mistake again. George Washington had a very important military career. He was a General at first, then he got ranked to commander-chief, then he went all the way up to president after the Revolutionary War. George Washington got his first job because he was tall physically impressive; he was also ...
  • Washington To Congress
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    George Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732 (Feb. 11, 1731/2, old style) in Westmoreland County, Va. While in his teens, he trained as a surveyor, and at the age of 20 he was appointed adjutant in the Virginia militia. For the next three years, he fought in the wars against the French and Indians, serving as Gen. Edward Braddock's aide in the disastrous campaign against Fort Duquesne. In 1759, he resigned from the militia, married Martha Dandridge Custis, a widow, and settled down as a gentleman...

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