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George Washington (1732-1799)

George Washington (1732-1799)

George Washington's Tent

General Washington slept here
During the American Revolution, General George Washington really did sleep here! A tent of this size, however--about 28 feet long and about 16 feet wide at front and back--would also have been used for dining and for meetings with his staff. The side walls rise to about five feet, two inches on the back side and six foot, two inches at the front entrance, Washington's approximate height. The tent is made of linen with red woolen trim on the scallops of the edging top. This material is durable and resistant to insect damage, which is why the tent has survived.

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