Gen. George Weedon

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George Weedon

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Death: 1794 (60) (natural causes)
Place of Burial: Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Weedon and Nellie Lucas or Sarah Weedon
Husband of Catherine Gordon
Father of Thomas Weedon

Occupation: tavern keeper; Mayor of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Managed by: Donald Franklin Colvin
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About Gen. George Weedon

George Weedon was a general in the Continental Army. He accompanied Washington during his crossing of the Delaware River and fought at the battle of Trenton, and at the battle of Brandywine. Weedon also commanded five Virginia regiments quartered at Valley Forge during the severe winter of 1777-78. During the siege of Yorktown, Weedon led the Virginia militia at Gloucester Point, seizing that strategic position located directly across Yorktown on the opposite bank of the York River. This prevented Cornwallis's escape across the York River thus sealing the fate of Cornwallis, forcing his surrender of all the British forces. This effectively ended America's war for independence. After the treaty of Paris was signed, actually ending the war, Weedon resigned his commission. In 1785 he was elected mayor of Fredericksburg, Virginia.


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Gen. George Weedon's Timeline

Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Age 23
Age 60
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States