During the Battle of Monongahela, he repeatedly rode back and forth between the frontlines and headquarters, presenting an irresistible target for the enemy. Of the 86 officers in the field that day, 63 were casualties. Washington was the only mounted officer not shot that day.
He wrote in a letter that four bullets had passed through his coat and that his horse had been shot out from under him twice. He praised God for His divine protection.
Years later, the chief of one of the opposing Indian tribes recounted how he had ordered his young braves to level their weapons at Washington. They were expert shots; their guns “knew not how to miss.” But miss they did.
He was, the chief said, shielded by a “power mighter far than we.” Washington was protected by the hand of God.
“Today you are going into battle with your enemies.”
Fear Not. Do not panic. Do not be terrified. For the Lord your God goes with you to fight.
This story is found in…
Barton, David. The Bulletproof George Washington: An Account of God’s Providential Care. Aledo, TX, Wallbuilders Press, 1990.