Benedict Arnold escaping capture by George Washington's forces on the Hudson River.

Escape of Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold escaping capture by George Washington's forces on the Hudson River.

The home in which General Washington used for his headquarters on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine. He and his generals held a council of war and planned their strategy.

Washington's Headquarters at Brandywine

The home in which General Washington used for his headquarters on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine.…

This table cloth was designed with a medallion in the center that represents George Washington.

Table Cloth

This table cloth was designed with a medallion in the center that represents George Washington.

Washington in the French War at Fort Necessity

Fort Necessity

Washington in the French War at Fort Necessity

A rebus from words of an eulogy adopted by Congress, "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen,"

George Washington Rebus

A rebus from words of an eulogy adopted by Congress, "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts…

An illustration of George Washington's grave.

George Washington's Grave

An illustration of George Washington's grave.

The installation of Washington.

Installation

The installation of Washington.

The Liberty Cap large cents of 1793-1796 are the classics of early American copper coinage. They represent the third step in the infant Philadelphia Mint's quest for a permanent cent design.

Liberty Cap Cent

The Liberty Cap large cents of 1793-1796 are the classics of early American copper coinage. They represent…

View of Mount Vernon, home of George Washington

Mount Vernon

View of Mount Vernon, home of George Washington

An illustration of Mount Vernon which is located near what is now Alexandria, Virginia. Mt. Vernon was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The mansion is built of wood in neoclassical Georgian architecture style, and the estate is located on the banks of the Potomac River.

Mount Vernon

An illustration of Mount Vernon which is located near what is now Alexandria, Virginia. Mt. Vernon was…

The servant's quarters of George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation in Virginia.

Mount Vernon

The servant's quarters of George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation in Virginia.

Mount Vernon, located near Alexandria, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. The mansion is built of wood in neoclassical Georgian architectural style, and the estate is located on the banks of the Potomac River.

Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon, located near Alexandria, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the…

"One day there came marching into camp a regiment from Virginia, from the beautiful valley of the Shenandoah. It was commanded by Daniel Morgan. The men wore frocks trimmed with fur, and fur caps ornamented with buck-tails. On their breasts were the words uttered by Patrick Henry in the House of Burgesses in Virginia, 'Liberty or Death!' They were armed with rifles, and had marched all the weary way from beyond the Potomac, to have a hand in driving the British out of Boston. General Washington was riding out to inspect the intrenchments, and met the brave riflemen. General Morgan saluted the commander-in-chief. 'From the right bank of the Potomac, general!'"—Coffin, 1879

From the Right Bank of the Potomac

"One day there came marching into camp a regiment from Virginia, from the beautiful valley of the Shenandoah.…

The Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) was a battle in which General Washington's revolutionary forces defeated British forces near Princeton, New Jersey.

Battle of Princeton

The Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) was a battle in which General Washington's revolutionary forces…

A battle of the American Revolution, in which General Washington's troops defeated British forces near Princeton, New Jersey. With this victory, the morale in the ranks rose and more men began enlisting in the army.

Battle of Princeton

A battle of the American Revolution, in which General Washington's troops defeated British forces near…

Johann Gottlieb Rall (ca. 1726 - December 26, 1776 ) was a German colonel in command of Hessian troops in Trenton, New Jersey. By 1776, Rall belonged to the infantry regiment of the 1st Division under General Phillip Leopold von Heister and commanded approximately 1,200 men fighting for Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War. He was at the Battle of Brooklyn at Flatbush, the Battle of White Plains, the Battle of Long Island, and figured prominently in the Battle of Trenton. At the Battle of Trenton, Rall was mortally wounded and taken back to his headquarters where he died.

<p>"Rall's head-quarters. This is a frame building standing upon Warren Street, opposite Perry, near the corner of Bank Alley. The buildings on the left are also of ante-Revolutionary origin. This house was a tavern at the time, kept by Stacey Potts, the grandfather of Stacey G. and Joseph C. Potts, Esqrs., of Trenton. In a pane of glass, in the front window on the left of the front door, lower story, may be seen a hole made by a bullet, shot during the battle. Colonel Rall died in the front room in the second story, immediately over this window. It is related that a daughter of Mr. Potts, who was at a neighbor's when the firing commenced, was running toward her father's house, when a musket-ball struck her comb from her head and slightly injured her scalp."—Lossing, 1851

Rall's Headquarters

Johann Gottlieb Rall (ca. 1726 - December 26, 1776 ) was a German colonel in command of Hessian troops…

Woman who masqueraded as a male soldier presenting a letter to General Washington.

Deborah Simpson Presenting the Letter to General Washington

Woman who masqueraded as a male soldier presenting a letter to General Washington.

Gilbert Charles Stuart (born Stewart) (December 3, 1755 &ndash; July 9, 1828) was an American painter from Rhode Island.

Gilbert Charles Stuart

Gilbert Charles Stuart (born Stewart) (December 3, 1755 – July 9, 1828) was an American painter…

The headquarters in Valley Forge of General George Washington during the American Revolution.

Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge

The headquarters in Valley Forge of General George Washington during the American Revolution.

Washington's first command

Washington

Washington's first command

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey. Here, George Washington is rebuking General Lee at the Battle of Monmouth.

Washington and General Lee

The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in New Jersey.…

An illustration of George Washington in horseback commanding the American army. He is lining up the army and getting them ready for battle.

George Washington and American Troops

An illustration of George Washington in horseback commanding the American army. He is lining up the…

An illustration of George Washington lighting a cannon at the siege of Yorktown.

George Washington at Siege of Yorktown

An illustration of George Washington lighting a cannon at the siege of Yorktown.

A George Washington coin above a naval battle.

Washington Coin

A George Washington coin above a naval battle.

An illustration of George Washington crossing the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. This event occurred during the American Revolutionary War and was the first move in a surprise attack by the Continental Army against Hessian forces in New Jersey.

George Washington Crossing the Delaware

An illustration of George Washington crossing the Delaware River on December 25, 1776. This event occurred…

The Coat of Arms of George Washington's family. It is said to be in inspiration of the stars and stripes on the flag of the United States.

Washington Family Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of George Washington's family. It is said to be in inspiration of the stars and stripes…

An illustration of George Washington directing the artillery at the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey. This battle took place on December 26, 1776 during the American Revolutionary War.

George Washington in Trenton

An illustration of George Washington directing the artillery at the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey.…

An illustration of George Washington and his army marching to Trenton, New Jersey, where the Battle of Trenton took place.

George Washington Marching to Trenton

An illustration of George Washington and his army marching to Trenton, New Jersey, where the Battle…

An illustration of George Washington as Commander in Chief of the American army. He is riding a horse along with other members of the American army.

George Washington Riding with the American Army

An illustration of George Washington as Commander in Chief of the American army. He is riding a horse…

The Seal of the State of Washington, 1889. The seal contains a portrait of George Washington and the 1889, when Washington state was admitted to the Union.

Seal of Washington

The Seal of the State of Washington, 1889. The seal contains a portrait of George Washington and the…

Washington's grave, Mount Vernon.

Washington's Grave

Washington's grave, Mount Vernon.

The headquarters of George Washington at Newburg during the Revolutionary War.

Washington's Headquarters at Newburg

The headquarters of George Washington at Newburg during the Revolutionary War.

In 1788, he built a magnificent home on Broadway, which in 1790 was leased to become the president's home, occupied by George Washington after the president's previous residence on Pearl proved too small.

George Washington's House on Broadway, New York (1790)

In 1788, he built a magnificent home on Broadway, which in 1790 was leased to become the president's…

In 1789, George Washington lived on Cherry Street, in a four-story mansion that belonged to Walter Franklin, a wealthy merchant. This house served as the first Executive Mansion of the President of the United States.

George Washington's House on Cherry Street, New York (1789)

In 1789, George Washington lived on Cherry Street, in a four-story mansion that belonged to Walter Franklin,…

George Washington's sword and belt

George Washington's Sword

George Washington's sword and belt

Houdon's portrait sculpture of Washington was the result of a specific invitation by Benjamin Franklin to cross the Atlantic specifically to visit Mount Vernon, so that Washington could model for him. Washington sat for wet clay life models and a plaster life mask in 1785.

Houdon's Mask of Washington

Houdon's portrait sculpture of Washington was the result of a specific invitation by Benjamin Franklin…

(1732- ) George Washington's wife

Martha Washington

(1732- ) George Washington's wife

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first First Lady of the United States.

Martha Washington

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first…

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first First Lady of the United States.

Martha Washington

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first…

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first First Lady of the United States.

Martha Washington

The wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Considered to be the first…

An illustration of George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Edmund Pendleton on horses on their way to Philadelphia, as delegates to the First Continental Congress.

George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Edmund Pendleton

An illustration of George Washington, Patrick Henry, and Edmund Pendleton on horses on their way to…