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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 4 0 Browse Search
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re. So highly were his character and services valued, that when, in 1755, Plan showing foundation of Wakefield House, Westmoreland, Va., in which President Washington was born. General Braddock came to make war on the French, Washington was chosen his principal aide-de-camp. After the defeat of Braddock (see Braddock, Edward), he Monument marking Washington's birthplace. directed the retreat of the vanquished troops with great skill. At the age of twenty-seven he married the young widow Custis (Washington, Martha), and they took up their abode at Mount Vernon, where he pursued the business of a farmer until 1774, when he was chosen to a seat in the Virginia legislature. He was also chosen a delegate to the first Continental Congress, and was a delegate the following year, when, in June, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental armies. For eight years Washington directed the feeble armies of the revolted Fac-Simile of the entry of Washington's birth in his mo