George Washington

George Washington

US-29, Washington, DC 20037, USA

Lieutenant General George Washington is an 1860 equestrian statue of George Washington, at Washington Circle, at the edge of the George Washington University’s campus in Washington, D.C. The statue was sculpted by Clark Mills. 1783, after the close of the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress ordered that an equestrian statue of Washington should be erected, the base of which should represent the principal incident of the war.  Washington is pictured advancing in front of the American lines toward the British, with shot and cannonballs, at the Battle of Princeton and Trenton. He calmly hold the reins as he surveys the battle with unflinching determination. The horse’s mane is modeled on Napoleon Crossing the Alps. Washington’s rank during the war was not “Lieutenant General,” but “General and Commander-in-Chief.” In 1798, during the Quasi-War, he was appointed to command the army with the rank of lieutenant general.

Actor: Bart Shatto
Written by: Wendy MacLeod
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