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The earliest authenticated portrait of George Washington, completed in 1772. 

Portrait by Charles Willson Peale - Public domain via Wikimedia Commons
General George Washington visits an injured Continental soldier at Valley Forge 

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George Washington at Mount Vernon

by American artist Alfred Jacob Miller via Wikimedia Commons, public domain
"Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence.”

- George Washington in 1780

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Martha Washington visits George at headquarters, Morristown

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Did you know that George Washington never attended college?
The Prayer at Valley Forge

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"John B. Hynes unveiling Emanuel Leutze's painting "Washington at Dorchester Heights" in the McKim Building of the Boston Public Library as part of city's 325th birthday celebrations”

- 1955

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Who fired the first American cannon at Yorktown on October 9th, 1781?

- George Washington 

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George Washington at Mt. Vernon

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Harper’s cover showing George Washington 

- January 1896

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“With quick decision Washington left his campfires burning on the river bank, and taking roundabout roads, which he had already reconnoitred, marched on Princeton. By sunrise he was in the outskirts of the town. Mercer, detached with some three hundred men, fell in with Mawhood's regiment, and a sharp action ensued. Mercer was mortally wounded, and his men gave way just as the main army came upon the field. The British charged, and as the raw Pennsylvanian troops in the van wavered, Washington rode to the front, and reining his horse within thirty yards of the British, ordered his men to advance. The volleys of musketry left him unscathed, the men stood firm, the other divisions came rapidly into action, and the enemy gave way in all directions. The two other British regiments were driven through the town and routed. Had there been cavalry they would have been entirely cut off. As it was, they were completely broken, and in this short but bloody action they lost five hundred men in killed, wounded, and prisoners. It was too late to strike the magazines at Brunswick, as Washington had intended, and so he withdrew once more with his army to the high lands to rest and recruit. 

His work was done, however. The country, which 
had been supine, and even Hostile, rose now, and 
the British were attacked, surprised, and cut off in 
all directions...”

From George Washington by Henry Cabot Lodge
Source says not in copyright 

Image: Washington leading his Army at Princeton on January 3rd, 1777 via NYPL Digital Collections, no known restrictions
George Washington’s Inaugural Address parchment replica 

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It’s generally accepted that George Washington and his Continental Army raised the Grand Union Flag at Somerville, Massachusetts at the beginning of January 1776

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Washington inspecting the colors after the Battle of Trenton which took place on December 26th, 1776
"March to Valley Forge”

Painting of George Washington leading his Continental Army to Valley Forge by American artist William B. T. Trego 

On December 19th, 1777 Washington lead his beleaguered Army into winter quarters at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania. 

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