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Letters, 1776-1789, from General George Weedon (1734-1793) of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and of the Continental army to John Page (1744-1808) of Gloucester County, Virginia, and president of the council discussing the condition of the Continental Army, the evacuation of New York, American and British military maneuvers in New York and Canada, the American victories and Trenton and Princeton, New Jersey, possible British movements against Virginia, the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, the American victory at Saratoga, New York, camp life at Valley Forge and skirmishes between American and British forces in southeastern Pennsylvania, Maryland troops, Weedon's service in and departure from the Continental Army, General George Washington (1732-1799), General Horatio Gates (1728-1806), British Generals John Burgoyne (1722-1792) and William Howe (1729-1814), request for financial assistance for the son of General Hugh Mercer (ca. 1725-1777), and an anecdote about General William Alexander, Lord Stirling (1726-1783)
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George Weedon was born in late 1734 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Weedon was appointed an ensign in the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War and rose to the rank of lieutenant in 1757 and to the rank of captain lieutenant in 1762. After the war, he moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia, and married Catharine Gordon (d. 1797). He operated a tavern in Fredericksburg. Weedon was appointed a lieutenant colonel in the 3rd Virginia Regiment in January 1776 and received a commission in the continental army 13 February 1776. He was promoted to colonel in June 1776. In August 1776, he and his troops joined the continental army in New York. Appointed a brigadier general 21 February 1777, Weedon served with the army until retiring because of a dispute in rank and for his health. He was recalled to active duty in 1780 to organize and command troops in Virginia. He served at the siege of Yorktown, Virginia. After the war, Weedon returned to Fredericksburg and operated his tavern. Active in local politics, he served on Fredericksburg's council and as its mayor. Weedon died 23 December 1793 in Fredericksburg.
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Items located in Oversize Box 6
Items located in Oversize Box 6
  • The Library of Virginia
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Chicago Historical Society
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Photostats (negative).
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