Tag Archives: George Washington

Abigail Adams and the Inoculation Decision

Smallpox was an extremely contagious disease. The mortality rate was at least 30%. George Washington’s Decision Shortly after the battles of Lexington and Concord in mid-1775, George Washington, a former Colonel of the Virginia Militia and the highest ranking professional … Continue reading

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George Washington and the Miracle at Newburgh

There are several versions of this story, but the essence is always the same. The Yorktown Surrender Most people think the American Revolution ended in 1781 when Cornwallis surrendered his Redcoat army to Washington in Yorktown. That is not exactly … Continue reading

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William Henry Harrison: The Big Lie

The “log cabin and hard cider” persona associated with William Henry Harrison was not only a myth, it was an out and out fabrication. Berkeley’s FFV: William Henry Harrison (1772-1841) was born at Berkeley Plantation, one of Virginia’s oldest estates … Continue reading

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Benjamin Harrison and the Washington Centennial. And Me.

The 100th anniversary of George Washington’s Inaugural Centennial in New York City was a very big deal. The Inauguration of George Washington George Washington was elected unanimously and with no opposition.  Everyone was enthusiastic about the new President of the … Continue reading

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James Madison’s Romantic Lesson

James Madison, a bachelor of 43, had a history of romantic disappointment. The Non-Imposing Jemmy Madison James Madison (1751-1836) was a man of small physical stature, anywhere between 5′ and 5’6″ tall, depending on which sources you espouse. But no … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Two Revolutionary Sons

George Washington had no children of his own, although he raised two step-children, and was considered a responsible and affectionate parent. GW: The Revolutionary War When the Revolutionary War began in 1775, George Washington was 43 years old. Having served … Continue reading

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The White House New Year’s Day Reception

After two years in New York and ten years in Philadelphia, the capital of the country was moved to Washington at the very end of 1800. The Dismal Days Washington DC was just opening for business in late 1800, after … Continue reading

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