Colonial Series: Volume 2

DATE August 1755 – April 1756

Volume 2 of the Colonial Series begins in August 1755 and covers Washington’s correspondence to April 1756. In the autumn of 1755 the twenty-three-year-old Washington was given command of the newly reorganized Virginia Regiment. This volume treats in detail the military, strategic, and logistical problems that the young commander faced in creating the regiment. There is extensive annotation of the documents in this volume.


W.W. Abbot, ed., The Papers of George Washington: Colonial Series volume 2, August 1755 – April 1756. Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1983.

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