Appointed volunteer aide de camp to BRITISH general
November, leads Virginia expedition to challenge French claims to the Allegheny River Valley
April-May, leads Virginia forces against French at Fort Duquesne in the
upper Ohio River Valley. Builds Fort Necessity at Great Meadows, Pennsylvania.
May 27, defeats French scouting party but is subsequently forced to surrender Fort Necessity after brief battle.
October, Washington resigns commission when Virginia colonial forces are reduced to separate autonomous companies
Returns to Mount Vernon; elected to House of Burgesses
Marries Martha Dandridge Custis January 6; assumes parental care of her two children
Adds to estate until mid 1770s; serving of House of Burgesses