Places to Visit

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Georgia
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Fort Morris State Historic Site Midway Earthwork fortification; building started in 1776 and it fell to the British in 1779.
Midway Church and Museum Midway Midway Church was burned during the war and rebuilt in 1792; the museum focuses on 18th and early 19th century life.
Savannah History Museum Savannah The 20,000 square foot museum stands on the site of the Battle of Savannah (1778).

Washington was imperfect. In strictly military terms, he does not merit comparisons that have sometimes been made between him and generals like Marlborough, Frederick the Great, Napoleon, or Robert E. Lee. Yet he remains a remarkable man, one of those Tolstoyan figures whose acts determine the course of history. James Thomas Flexner has called him the indispensable man. Nobody — not Nathanael Green or Henry Knox, and certainly not Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, or John Adams — united the military, political, and personal skills that made Washington unique ... without George Washington there could have been no victory in the Revolutionary War, no United States. As a soldier he was erratic but competent. As a man he was impulsive, vindictive, brave, hardworking, intelligent, and virtuous. And as a leader he was great. Those who mourned Washington’s passing in 1799 were right to regard him, for all his flaws, as the savior of his country.

Edward G. Lengel
General George Washington: A Military Life (2005)