George Washington

When George Washington passed away Napoleon Bonaparte gave a eulogy

The first general mourning proclaimed in the United States came upon the death of Benjamin Franklin in 1790, followed by the death of George Washington in 1799. Preparations for Franklin’s funeral after his death on April 17, 1790 included a procession to Independence Hall (then known as the Pennsylvania State House) in Philadelphia and burial […]

George Washington's command of the American militia during the Whiskey

George Washington’s command of the American militia during the Whiskey

Did you know that George Washington command of the American militia during the Whiskey Rebellion was the only time in history where an acting American President has personally led military forces in the field After several thousand armed rebels gathered at Braddock’s Field during the last week in July 1794, President GEORGE WASHINGTON met on August […]