By David Barton. ISBN 1-932225-00-5. Copyright 1990. Softcover with 62 pages including 57 black and white illustrations and a timeline of events.
George Washington’s role in a July 9th, 1755 battle in the French and Indian War is indisputably one of the most significant events of his early years; his life literally hung in the balance for over two hours. This dramatic event helped shape his character and confirm God’s call on him. During the battle, the 23 year old Colonel Washington had ridden around the battlefield, delivering General Braddock’s orders to the troops. Specifically targeted by the Indians because he was an officer, Washington found himself in great peril. In fact, of the 86 British and American officers, 63 were casualties; despite having his horse shot out from under him, Washington was the only officer on horseback not killed or wounded. This book provides details of that battle including Washington’s personal account and excerpts from his letters to his family where he tells them of God’s deliverance. Grade 6 and up reading level.