Washington Reviewing the Western Army at Fort Cumberland Maryland, attributed to Frederick Kemmelmeyer, 1795.
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 Washington in full uniform, astride a magnificent white horse, reviews his following army. The mountains and rows of infantrymen stand in the background.

Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbish, 1963. (63.201.2)

In 1795 Baltimore sign painter and miniaturist Frederick Kemmelmeyer painted this rousing canvass of Washington reviewing the troops near Fort Cumberland. Maryland, before their march to western Pennsylvania to suppress the "Whiskey Rebellion" of protesting farmers. Washington led the troops all the way to Bedford County. Learning that the rebels had disbanded, he then turned over their command to General Harry Lee and returned to Philadelphia.

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