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General and President, George Washington, went with his troops into battle. Spent the winter in Valley Forge with the troops not at home with his wife in their well heated home place. As a general he said: "We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our won Country’s Honor, all call upon us for vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions. " -- George Washington (General Orders, 2 July 1776) (Reference: George Washington: A Collection, W. B. Allen, ed. (71))