American Revolutionary War Facts

General George Washington Facts

Revolutionary War General George Washington
George Washington

Introduction

On October 19, 1781 at Yorktown Virginia General George Washington accepted the surrender of the British Army commanded by General Cornwallis. When Washington took command of the rag tag colonial forces over six years earlier there was little hope that this glorious victory over the British would occur. However largely due to the brilliant military command of General George Washington the American colonist won their independence. In the list of interesting facts below, written for kids and adults alike, you will find information on George Washington. Washington of course went on to become the first President of the United States of America; however the information on this page focuses on his military service especially during the American Revolutionary War. Information includes when he took command of the colonial forces, where his famous battles were, and how he was able to beat the mighty British Army.

Pre-Revolutionary War General George Washington Facts

Revolutionary War General George Washington Facts