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Lafayette’s Sentimental Journey: 1824-25

The Marquis de Lafayette was only nineteen when he was appointed Major General in the American Continental Army. The Marquis: A Quick Background: The Marquis Gilbert (with a pile of middle names) de Lafayette (1757-1834) was one of the wealthiest … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt Takes the Plunger

One would be hard pressed to find a more adventuresome POTUS than Theodore Roosevelt. The Young Fella Theodore Roosevelt became President suddenly. He had been a reluctant candidate for Vice President under William McKinley in 1900, but the McKinley-Roosevelt ticket … Continue reading

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George Washington and The Royal Gift

George Washington’s heart was never far from his beloved plantation GW: Planter George Washington made his considerable mark and everlasting fame as a soldier, but his dearest love was Mount Vernon, his Northern Virginia plantation, situated just a stone’s throw … Continue reading

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The Death of George Washington

George Washington died in late 1799, two months shy of his 68th birthday. The Health of George Washington Anyone who had seen George Washington a few weeks before his death would have remarked how well the General looked. They would … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Farewell to His Officers

“An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass.” The Quote and the Sentiment The quote about asses (donkeys) and lions is frequently attributed to George Washington, but it is … Continue reading

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George Washington: Officer and Gentleman

Of all the residents of 18th Century American Valhalla, George Washington was arguably the one whose character and demeanor were consistently above reproach. Braddock: The Making of An Officer The teenaged George Washington’s first career choice was the British Navy. … Continue reading

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George Washington and Smallpox

Smallpox was a dreaded contagious disease. If one survived, one could be scarred and disfigured for life. George Washington and his Brother Lawrence Augustine Washington died when his son George was eleven. He had four younger siblings. He also had … Continue reading

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