Skip to Content
HomeAbout this siteHelpSearch this site The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's LibraryMeet Amazing AmericansJump Back in TimeExplore the StatesJoin America at PlaySee, Hear and Sing
Meet Amazing Americans U.S. Presidents George Washington
 
Washington passing the Delaware, evening previous to the Battle of Trenton, Dec. 25th, 1776.
Washington passing the Delaware, December 25, 1776

Enlarge this image
George Washington the Soldier

Washington kept a record of his life, in letters and journals. Ten days after the battle he wrote a letter to his mother, Mary Ball Washington. He said that he had escaped uninjured but "I had four Bullets through my Coat, and two Horses shot under me."

No doubt Mrs. Washington was worried about her son, but he proved to be an excellent soldier. Washington was made commander of all Virginia troops. Due to difficult circumstances and hardships in the wild, Washington became very ill and his doctor insisted he go home to his estate in Virginia to recover.


Back page 2 of 3 Next



Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact Us