Saturday, February 22, 2014

Remembering George Washington

After securing American independence, many of General Washington’s staff from the Continental Army moved to Alexandria to be near their old commander. One of Washington’s closest friends was his Aide de Camp, Col. John Fitzgerald, who served with him throughout the Revolutionary War. In his own right, he played a prominent role during the war. He was also a prominent citizen of Alexandria who was elected and served as its mayor 1786-1787.
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