George Washington Had Two Horses Shot From Under Him

George Washington Had Two Horses Shot From Under Him

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George Washington served with the British Army during the French and Indian War. In one battle, General Braddock and all of his officers on horseback were either killed or wounded—except for George Washington.

Washington wrote this account of the battle in a letter to his brother, John A. Washington, on July 18, 1755:

“But by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, although death was leveling my companions on every side of me.”

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