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Use these great sources to start your research into the tragedy of how smallpox can devastate an army and how Washington triumphed over the disease by having his troops inoculated during the Revolutionary War.

Ten Facts about the Revolutionary War

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Lessons in Leadership: Washington and Smallpox

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Letter: John Parke Custis to Martha Washington

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