For eight long years, America was locked in a deadly battle with the world’s premier military might.
General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of America’s intrepid army, secured independence for a new nation despite a lack of funds, munitions, clothing, shelter, or even professional soldiers. Through sheer force of determination and inspired leadership, Washington took on and conquered every threat faced by his fledgling army and country.
What was his biggest challenge? Ambush, sabotage, treason? Washington’s biggest challenge was the unseen enemy…disease.
Join General George Washington and his personal physician, Dr. James Craik, on the Bowling Green as they discuss the impact of disease and cleanliness on the war effort. Together, they will discuss the smallpox epidemic, what orders were done to combat disease, and how the army kept clean and healthy.