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Washington refuses to be humiliated

Washington visited Cumberland very early in his military career as a volunteer aide-de-camp to General Braddock. Washington had been Colonel in Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie’s colonial forces, but suffered a defeat where he was forced to surrender.  This...

Find George Washington in Cumberland

Why Washington? Why Cumberland MD? George Washington visited this area at important points in his life and career. In March 1748, during his time as a surveyor, he wrote of visiting the Cresap home at the mouth of the South Branch of the Potomac. He...