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

Battles: Trenton, Yorktown



1732
February 22 - George Washington is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

1743
- George Washington's father Augustine Washington dies.

1748
- George Washington becomes surveyor for Lord Fairfax.

1749
- George Washington helps lay out Belhaven (now Alexandria), Virginia.
- George Washington becomes surveyor of Culpepper County.

1751
- George Washington goes to Barbados with his half-brother Lawrence.

1752
- George Washington returns from the West Indies.
- George Washington's half-brother Lawrence dies and he becomes executor of Mount Vernon.

1753
October - George Washington is sent to Fort Le Boeuf.

1754
March - George Washington is promoted to Lt. Colonel.
April - George Washington returns to the Northwest frontier.
May 28 - George Washington defeats a French and Indian force at Great Meadows, Pennsylvania.
July 3 - George Washington surrenders to a French and Indian force at Fort Necessity.
- George Washington resigns his commission over disparity in pay.

1755
- George Washington volunteers for Maj. General Edward Braddock's expedition to the frontier.
July 9 - George Washington is present at Braddock's Defeat at the Battle of the Wilderness.
July - George Washington is promoted to Colonel and given command of Virginia's militia.

1758
- George Washington participates in General John Forbes' expedition against Fort Duquesne.

1759
January - George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
- George Washington begins serving in the Virginia House of Burgesses.
- George Washington resigns his commission.








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