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George Washington on horse, soldiers fighting during the battle of the Monongahela, 1755.
马背上的乔治华盛顿于
莫农加希拉战役
(the battle of the Monongahela)1755

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身为士兵的乔治华盛顿

16岁时,华盛顿即帮忙裴尔费克斯勋爵 (Lord Fairfax) 测量及划分其所属土地,裴尔费克斯勋爵的土地分布在弗吉尼亚北部及谢南多厄河谷 (Shenandoah Valley) ,占地超过五百万英亩。做了几年的测量工作,他于1754年受任成为中校 (Lieutenant Colonel) 并参加法印战争。1755年时,身任副官并听命于英国将军布雷多克 (Edward Braddock) 的华盛顿,79日参加了一场位于宾夕法尼亚州、英国想要 攻下杜根 (Fort Duquesne) 的战役,而这场战役改变了他的一生。

几乎整个六月,乔治华盛顿都处于生病状态,但他坚持参加此一战役。当天,英国遭受了一场惨烈的败仗;出战的1,459位士兵中,有将近1,000名士兵被杀或受伤。法军及其印地安盟友利用游击战术将英军打的溃不成军并杀害了布雷多克将军,因而华盛顿必须带领弗吉尼亚州的人民及英军安全撤退。您认为这位年轻的骑兵军官是否被这次的经验吓坏了呢?


At 16, Washington helped survey and plot the lands of Lord Fairfax, who owned more than 5 million acres in northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. After surveying for a few years, he was commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel in 1754 and fought in the French and Indian War. In 1755, he was serving as an aide to British General Edward Braddock at a fateful battle in Pennsylvania on July 9. That day the British made an attempt to capture Fort Duquesne.

George Washington had been sick during most of the month of June but he insisted on joining the battle. The British suffered a terrible defeat that day. Out of 1,459 soldiers, almost 1,000 were killed or wounded. The French and their Indian allies routed the British who were not accustomed to the guerrilla warfare style of combat. General Braddock was killed, and Washington had to help lead the Virginians and British in retreat to safety. Do you think this experience was frightening to the young cavalry officer?

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