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Department of History : American Colonial Wars

 
stearns.jpg“George Washington During the French and Indian War”. Circa 1849-1856. Original by Junius Brutus Stearns (1810-1885) at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
 
Colonel George Washington takes over command from the dying General Braddock, at the Battle of the Monongahela (Braddock’s Defeat), July 9, 1755
 
“By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet [I] escaped unhurt, although death was leveling my companions on every side of me”. – George Washington