Quotes of American History: Lafayete on George Washington

Quote Quota Man, January 12 2013


"General Washington seemed to arrest fortune with one glance." - Marquis de Lafayette

George Washington needs no introduction as the first President of the United States. He was also the commanding general of the Continental Army throughout the Revolutionary War.

Many times his presence helped the American cause to persevere in the face of seeming hopelessness. The quote above was made in regards to the Battle of Monmouth. In this battle an initial attack force led by General Charles Lee was routed from the field. It was only the arrival of Washington himself that stabilized the troops.

After the Americans held the field and forced a British retreat, fighting effectively ended in New Jersey and moved to Virginia, where the final victory was eventually won at Yorktown.

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