George Washington's part in a July 9th, 1755, battle in the French and Indian War is indisputably one of the most significant events of his early years; his life literally hung in the balance for over two hours. This dramatic event helped shape his character and confirm God's call on him.
During the battle, the 23-year-old Colonel Washington had ridden to and fro on the battlefield, delivering General Braddock's orders to the troops. Specifically targeted by the Indians because he was an officer, Washington found himself in great peril. In fact, of the eighty-six British and American officers, sixty-three were casualties; Washington was the only officer on horseback not shot down.
This book will captivate you with the thrilling details of that battle and of Washington's gratitude to God for His protection. You'll read his personal account of the battle and excerpts from his letters to his family where Washington tells them of God's deliverance.
This account of God's miraculous care of Washington and of Washington's open gratitude for God's Divine intervention could be found in many texts until 1934; however, today few have ever heard it. This edition, newly illustrated, will help restore some of our lost American heritage.