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In this biography for young people, Calista McCabe Courtenay takes the reader from George Washington the surveyor to his early military career, first as a colonel in the Virgina militia and then as a member of General Braddock'a staff during the French and Indian War. He later commanded the Virginia forces before joining the First Continental Congress. Much of the book is devoted to his campaigns during the American Revolution. At the end, we see him as President for two terms.

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"MAKERS OF AMERICAN HISTORY" SERIES

GEORGE WASHINGTON

By CALISTA McCABE COURTENAY

ILLUSTRATED BY

A. M. TURNER

AND

HARRIET KAUCHER

[Illustration: George Washington]

Copyright, 1917, by SAM'L GABRIEL SONS & COMPANY NEW YORK

CONTENTS

PAGE CHAPTER I 5

Washington's Early Life Appointed as Surveyor First Trip into the Wilderness Entrusted with Message to the French.

CHAPTER II 20

Washington Appointed a Member of Gen. Braddock's Staff French and Indian War Washington Made Commander of Virginia Forces Causes of the American Revolution Washington a Member of the First Continental Congress.

CHAPTER III 30

Beginning of the Revolution Washington Made Commander in Chief of the Continental Army British Forced to Leave Boston.

CHAPTER IV 40

Declaration of Independence Signed Battle of Long Island Battle of White Plains Washington Crosses the Delaware and Surprises the Hessians at Trenton... Continue reading book >>


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