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Washington, the Indispensable Man Chapter Summary & Analysis - Desperation and Disillusionment, George Washington's First War and A Virginia Businessman Summary

James Thomas Flexner
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Desperation and Disillusionment, George Washington's First War and A Virginia Businessman Summary and Analysis

George gains accolades in Virginia for his performance with Braddock, but the British are not so impressed with the young militiaman. The British move out of the area and George recruits locals to help protect colonists against raiding Indians. George appeals to the recently installed Lord Loudoun, the British officer who is to assume command of the American forces, but Loudoun dispenses only tactics and strategy, not support.

George falls into a desolate period when he cannot raise enough recruits, he contracts tuberculosis, and Sally Fairfax refuses to return his communications with her. War is finally declared between the French and English on American soil, and George is called into service once more for his prowess in the wilderness areas. Once the area of Virginia...

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