Was Bulletproof George Washington Protected by Unseen Forces?

The Battle of Monongahela

During his days as a soldier and general, Bulletproof George Washington looked near certain death in the face on many occasions and always emerged unscathed. This was most obvious at the battles of Monongahela and Princeton.

In 1755, Washington fought with British and Colonial forces against French and Native American forces at the Battle of Monongahela. British and colonial officers were specifically targeted and most were killed or injured.

When his British commanding officer, General Edward Braddock, was fatally wounded, Washington rode along the collapsing lines to steady the soldiers. He had two horses shot out from under him but remained uninjured even though men were falling all around him. He later wrote:

“By the miraculous care of providence, I have been protected against all human probability or expectation…”

“For I had four bullets through my coat and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt.”

“Although death was levelling my companions on every side of me.”

On 3rd January, 1777, at the Battle of Princeton, Gen. George Washington, now Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, led a counter attack against the British and rode to within thirty yards of enemy lines shouting, “Parade with me my fine fellows, we will have them soon!”

His men were aghast with fear. They felt certain he would be shot at any moment. Yet, once again, Bulletproof George Washington survived unscathed.

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6 thoughts on “Was Bulletproof George Washington Protected by Unseen Forces?”

  1. Oh, wow, I have never been a big fan of history but it is very nice to see that you have come up with this very good information on the presidents. 

    There are a number of presidents that I am not so familiar with because I was not born then, but nobody doesn’t know the story of Lincoln. 

    Washington’s story of being bulletproof sounds funny to me as well, because I think that no one will really believe that he took so many bullets in war fronts and is still lived. Lol. 

    I hope to see some more about the other presidents.

    1. Hi John,

      Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

      The problem we have with Washington is that we know far too little about his personal history. However, he certainly helped shape the history of democracy in the USA.

      By refusing to serve a third term and handing over his presidential duties to John Adams, Washington set the precedent for an orderly transfer of power that is taken for granted today.

      Some say that Washington was tired and had never really wanted to be president at all. Yet, it cannot be denied that he established many positive models for future presidents to follow.



  2. Wow, this is whole lot of information here. As old as I’ve grown, I’ve never taken my time to read this much about US Presidents as popular as they are. The most interesting part of this whole article to me is that of George Washington bulletproof, scaling through death without a scratch in battle is a great story to be told. Thanks for sharing this post, I enjoyed every bit of it.

  3. I appreciate the in-depth research you have come up with here and I have to congratulate you on this “Super and Interesting Article”.

    The video you embedded is informative! I am really wondering whether George Washington would have used a Bulletproof coat. LOL.

    To be honest with you, I am not aware of any of these facts and I am thrilled and I have taken some great insights from this article. I really enjoyed the content and in the manner that you presented. I am eagerly looking forward for the next article. 

    1. Thanks for taking an interest, Paul.

      My objective was to research facts about the presidents that weren’t common knowledge.

      Please check back soon. I have further presidents to add to the list.



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