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George Washington's battle sword and scabbard, 1770s  Washington carried this sword as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He willed the sword to his nephew, Samuel Washington, a U.S. Army captain, with orders to use it "only in self-defense or in the defense of country and its rights." In 1843 Washington's grandnephew donated the sword to the U.S. government, and in 1922 it was transferred from the State Department to the Smithsonian.

This is George Washington's battle sword and scabbard, Washington carried this sword as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Most officers and all generals were equipped with swords such as these.

Pistol That George Washington Wore and Used During the Revolutionary War

Pistol That George Washington Wore and Used During the Revolutionary War

During the dark days at Valley Forge, Martha Washington was there to support the General and the rag tag troops, who called her Lady Washington. She organized local women and sources to supply food and clothing, which were nearly important as her care and moral support. Later Martha Washington would be honored as the first First Lady of the United States.

Martha Washington - Figure from the Museum of Ventura County collection. Historical Figures Collection by George Stuart.

The Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777, was one of the bloodiest battles in the North American theater of the American Revolutionary. An American party trying to relieve the siege of Fort Stanwix

The Battle of Oriskany, August was one of the bloodiest battles in the North American theater of the American Revolution. An American party trying to relieve the siege of Fort Stanwix

Digging trenches at Yorktown - American Revolutionary War (V)

This is a picture of George Washington preparing for battle. I would require students to write about it using key vocabulary terms. I would also encourages students to incorporate transition words to make the writing more grade level appropriate.

British; 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot, Private & Officer, c.1776 by A.Baker

Soldier and Officer of the Regiment of Foot: Battle of Brandywine Creek on September 1777 in the American Revolutionary War

The Battle of Yorktown was the last battle in the Revolutionary War. The Americans had won. At this battle, Lord Cornwalllis (a British officer) surrendered for the British.

Top 10 Most Major Battles in the Whole World

American Revolution : The Battle of Yorktown - American troops storming the redoubt. Feidt Wysong, my Great Grandfather was in this one and was present when General Washington accepted Lord Cornwallis' sword as a gesture of defeat and surrender.

German Jaegers

Hesse-Cassel Corps of Field Jaegers, 1776 - The Hessian Jaeger Corps hired by the British to fight during the American War for Independence was among the finest light troops employed during the conflict.

Establish A Revolutionary War Battlefield Park at the Battle of Brier Creek Georgia

My Great Grandfather a proud Patriot enlisted twice, served 9 months in Dobbs militia in 1778 for Captain Blount, then again in Georgia in 1794 for Captain Lott

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