The Patriot Resource - American Revolution


Continental General George Washington
George Washington Born: February 22, 1732; Westmoreland County, Virginia
Died: December 14, 1799; Mount Vernon, Virginia

Battles: Trenton, Yorktown



1779
December 1 - George Washington enters winter quarters at Morristown, New Jersey.

1780
June 23 - George Washington leaves winter quarters.
October 14 - George Washington selects Maj. General Nathanael Greene as the new Southern Department Commander.

1781
May 22 - George Washington meets with Comte de Rochambeau at Wethersfield, Connecticut.
August 14 - George Washington receives word that the French fleet is on its way to Virginia.
August 20 - George Washington begins crossing the Hudson River to Stony Point.
August 28 - George Washington camps at Chatham.
August 30 - George Washington marches to Princeton, Pennsylvania.
September 1 - George Washington arrives at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
September 5
- George Washington arrives at Chester, Pennsylvania.
- George Washington learns of Admiral de Grasse's arrival in Chesapeake Bay.
September 6 - George Washington arrives at Head of Elk, Pennsylvania.
September 9 - George Washington arrives at Mount Vernon.
September 12
- George Washington leaves Mount Vernon.
- George Washington learns that Admiral de Grasse has sailed to confront a British fleet.
September 15 - George Washington learns that Admiral de Grasse has returned and Admiral de Barras has also arrived.
September 28 - George Washington arrives at Yorktown, Virginia.
September 29 - George Washington inspects the British position at Yorktown.
October 6 - George Washington begins formal siege operations against Yorktown.
October 9 - George Washington begins bombardment of Yorktown.
October 20 - George Washington presides over the British surrender of Yorktown. Virginia.

1783
March 15 - George Washington addresses his officers and diffuses the Newburgh Conspiracy.
December 4 - George Washington attends a farewell celebration given by his officers.
December 23 - George Washington resigns his commission.

1787
- George Washington is involved in the creation of the Ordinance of 1787.
- George Washington serves as the Virginia delegate to the Federal Convention and is elected presiding officer.

1789
- George Washington is elected the first President of the United States under the Constitution.
April 30 - George Washington takes the oath of office and begins his presidency.

1792
- George Washington is reelected to a second term as President.

1796
September 17 - George Washington delivers his Farewell Address.

1799
December 14 - George Washington dies at Mount Vernon.








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