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The Three Sons George Washington Never Had

Washington and Lafayette

by Tom Clavin A dramatic and poignant story within the story of Valley Forge is about George Washington and his surrogate sons. He did not have children of his own, and turning 46 and married to Martha Washington, he would

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George Washington’s Heroism at Valley Forge

Washington at Valley Forge

by Tom Clavin Some people think there was a Battle of Valley Forge. There could well have been, because 2,000 American soldiers died there. Or what we know about Valley Forge is an illustration we saw in middle-school Social Studies

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A Clue to a Secret Love of George Washington

by Mary Calvi Those who read Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. 550, in March of 1896, would have seen an illustration on page 572 depicting a romantic moment between George Washington and a woman who wasn’t Martha. It is paired

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The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the

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The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

by Bill O’Reilly Valley Forge, Pennsylvania February 16, 1778 Mid-morning George Washington’s army is desperate. It has been a miserable winter, with rebel troops camped just eighteen miles away from the British Army, which is comfortably housed in Philadelphia. While

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