General George Weedon: His Life and Times

From the Central Rappahannock Regional Library

The Day is Ours! An Inside View of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton, November 1776 - January 1777 by William M. Dwyer.
A wonderful account based on the actual words and writings of the men who lived through those famed battles.

Duty, Honor, or Country: General George Weedon and the American Revolution by Harry M. Ward.
This is the only full-length biography of the general. Written by a well-regarded military historian, it is the single most important source for the modern researcher.


"General George Weedon." George H.S. King. William and Mary Quarterly April 1940 pp. 237-253.
A useful life sketch by a local historian.

"They Behaved Like Soldiers: The Third Virginia Regiment at Harlem Heights." Philip Katcher. Virginia Cavalcade. Autumn 1976, 2:64-69.
A wonderful, illustrated look at the 1776 Battle of Harlem Heights, NY -- the baptism by fire for Col. Weedon and his Virginia soldiers.

Valley Forge Order Book of General George Weedon of the Continental Army….
This interesting item is just what it says it is: a compilation of the orders issued by, and in many instances received by, Weedon at Valley Forge.

The Winter Soldiers by Hank Ketchum.
The classic account of the dark, early days of the Revolutionary War and the campaigns of 1776.

From Mary Washington College

Selected Correspondence of George Weedon.
Letters from George Weedon, primarily to John Page (President of the Council of Virginia), including accounts of the battles of Brandywine and Germantown. [On Microform only!]

On the Web

George Weedon's Grave
The general lies in Fredericksburg's Old Masonic Cemetery.

"Our Troops Went On In A Trott…"
George Weedon's account of the Battle of Brandywine, 1777.

Yorktown Biographies: George Weedon
A capsule biography on the Web site of Colonial National Historical Park.


This webliography accompanied the Lunch With History lecture "General George Weedon: His Life & Times in Fredericksburg," presented by Charles McDaniel, President, Hilldrup Moving & Storage, on April 16, 2003.