“Readers Almanac,” the official blog of the Library of America, asks: “Did George Washington Swear During the Battle of Monmouth?”
As most historians of the Revolutionary War know, George Washington and Charles Lee, a general in the Continental Army who led the attack at the Battle of Monmouth, did not always see eye to eye on military strategy. But did Washington, who prohibited profanity among his soldiers, curse him out? Washington was not happy when Lee abandoned the field at Monmouth and may have called him a “damned poltroon,” followed by some other choice comments.
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