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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...
  • Washington Of The New Continental Army
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    Washington was born in West more County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732. He is the son of the late Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. Augustine was a tobacco farmer and a stock raiser. Washington spent most of his early childhood on the Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He attended school up until his fifteenth year. Washington married Martha Dandridge on January 6, 1759. Washington spent his early adult years as a farmer and as a surveyor until he was appointed adjutant for th...
  • 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...
  • Washington And Other Virginia Nationalists
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    Washington, George (1732-99), 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, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy, and persistence in adversity that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of mature 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 W...
  • Washington And His Army
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    George Washington: The Father of His Country George Washington was selected as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in 1775. During the revolutionary war he displayed great military skill as commander of the hastily trained and poorly equipped continental army, leading his troops to victory over a stronger enemy. For his great service to the action both during the Revolutionary war and during the early Republic, he has been called The Father of His Country. From 1759 to 1774, Washington ma...
  • Commission In The British Army
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    Washington spent his years as a planter trying to gain economic independence from the London merchants who bought his crops. Like many colonists, he grew frustrated at what he and many other colonists saw as unfair laws. In the 1760's, the colonists repeatedly clashed with the British Parliament over questions of taxation and trade. The British government had racked up a massive debt during the French and Indian War. Since American colonists had benefited from the British victory in this war, Pa...
  • Battle Washington And The Rebel Army
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    The Road to Valley Forge The book that I choose to review was The Road to Valley Forge, How Washington Built the Army that Won the Revolutionary War, written by John Buchanan. This is a book that covers the beginning of the revolutionary war in America from the time that George Washington is selected as commander-in-chief of the army, until his army enters winter quarters at Valley Forge. It encompasses the weather conditions that Washington and his army had to endure as well as the scrutiny tha...
  • General George Washington And His Continental Army
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    The American Revolution was a great time of change for America as a nation. With this change new heroes and ideals of life, liberty, and freedom were formed. Spearheading these new ideals was General George Washington and his continental army, but the road ahead of Washington and his men was not an unproblematic one. The winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania proved this to Washington and his men. Yet the true American ideal of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were never forgotten in th...
  • War Washington
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    ... -- at Brandywine and Germantown. The major success of that year -- the defeat (October 1777) of the British at Saratoga, N.Y. -- had belonged not to Washington but to Benedict Arnold and Horatio Gates. The contrast between Washington's record and Gates's brilliant victory was one factor that led to the so-called Conway Cabal -- an intrigue by some members of Congress and army officers to replace Washington with a more successful commander, probably Gates. Washington acted quickly, and the pl...
  • Washington
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    The eldest of six children from his father's second marriage, George Washington was born into the landed gentry in 1732 at Wakefield Plantation, VA. Until reaching 16 years of age, he lived there and at other plantations along the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, including the one that later became known as Mount Vernon. His education was rudimentary, probably being obtained from tutors but possibly also from private schools, and he learned surveying. After he lost his father when he was 11 year...
  • Washington's Slaves And The Dower Slaves
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    In his writings, George Washington felt very strongly that slavery was an institution that needed to be eliminated from American society. However, there were several circumstances that arose following the American Revolution that would prevent Washington from actively pursuing the elimination of slavery during his lifetime. It is certainly plausible that George Washington's personal economic short-comings, forefront in the setting of conflicting political agendas and the nation's revolutionary c...
  • George Washington
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    George Washington was the most celebrated person in American history. George was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and first president of the United States of America (1789-1797). He was born in Westmoreland County, Va., on February 22, 1732, George Washington was the oldest 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 along t...
  • Continental Army
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    Bob Williams 5th hour 10-13-03 When the Second Continental Congress met in May in 1775, things had changed dramatically, now delegates from all thirteen colonies met to appoint a military commander and to raise an army. The congress chose George Washington to build a Continental Army. Washington was veteran of the French and Indian War. This gave him the military experience that New England respected. The happiest day of my life was on the day that I woke up and had pancakes for breakfast. I wok...

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