George Washington’s Friendly Fire Incident Commemoration
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
"George Washington And His Pistols" presented by Leslie D. Jensen, West Point Museum's Curator of Arms and Armor. A reception with light bites and spirts will be held at 6:00 PM in the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education followed by the program at 6:30 PM.
The program will look at Fort Ligonier’s Washington-LaFayette pistols, how those firearms related to Washington’s other pistols, and how he equipped himself for the field.
Mr. Jensen is a professional museum curator who has specialized in military collections of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries for the last forty-nine years. Since 2002 he has served as the Curator of Arms and Armor, West Point Museum at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point New York, where he is in charge of approximately 7,000 arms objects.
About George Washington’s Friendly Fire Incident
On November 12, 1758, Young Colonel George Washington rode deep into the misty, dark woods, desperate to stop his confused troops from shooting at each other during a patrol gone wrong. Dozens of soldiers were wounded or missing but Washington miraculously escaped unharmed. he often referred to that incredible “Friendly Fire Incident” as the most peril he faced during his life.Register Now