Washington's Generals

General George Washington had many Generals that filled various roles at the encampment at Valley Forge. Some of these Generals would go on to have long and storied careers in the war. Others would give the ultimate sacrifice alongside their men. Below is a list of some of the more prominent Generals encamped here with their soldiers at Valley Forge.

 
An oil painting of Continental Army General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben.
Oil painting of Friedrich von Steuben, Charles Willson Peale, 1780.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Inspector General of the Continental Army

 
An oil painting of Continental Army General Natanael Greene.
Nathanael Greene by Charles Willson Peale, from life, 1783.

Courtesy, Independence National Historical Park.

Major General Nathanael Greene
Divisonal Commander of Green's Division

 
An oil painting of Continental Army General Marquis de Lafayette.
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Motier, Marquis De Lafayette by Charles Willson Peale, after Charles Willson Peale, 1779-1780.

Courtesy, Independence National Historical Park.

Major General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
Divisonal Commander of Lafeyette's Divison
 
Black and white engraving of Continental Army General Anthony Wayne.
Engraving of General Anthony Wayne, Trumbull and Forest, unknown date.

Library of Congress, digital library.

Brigadier General Anthony Wayne
Acting Divisonal Commander of Miffin's Divison

 
An oil painting of Continental Army General James Mitchell Varnum.
Oil painting of James Mitchell Varnum, John Arnold Nelson, 1870.

Brown University, Internet Portrait Collection.

Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum
Brigade Commander in Maj Gen Lee's Division

 
Black and white engraving of Continental Army General Jedediah Huntington.
Engraving of Jedediah Huntington, by A.H. Ritchie after a painting by Col. Trumbull.

Genealogical Memoir of the Huntington Family, 1863, E.B. Huntington.

Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington
Brigade Commander in Maj Gen Lee's Divison

 

Last updated: November 20, 2016

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