When Washington Called A Ceasefire Over A Dog

In true American form, the Founding Father of the United States loved dogs. Read more about one time he crossed enemy lines in order to ensure one dog's safe return.


George Washington was a dog enthusiast. The first President of the United States kept many breeds of dogs in a kennel on his property, which he would Source: Mt. Vernon


On October 8, 1777, Washington's Army had just suffered a loss at the Battle of Germantown. But they noticed a stowaway had joined their ranks. THE BA


The dog of the English General had wandered into the battlefield and followed the surrending soldiers back to the American camp. CRACKED.COM


Washington's men wanted to keep the dog, to taunt their enemy. However, Washington took care of the terrier as if it was his own, even though the collSource: American Working Terriers


Washington had a messenger return the dog, carrying a white flag with the following note: General Washington's compliments to General Howe. He does hiSource: Founders Archive


Howe was grateful to Washington and called the incident an honorable act. Historians comment that Howe, even though he continued to win battles, nevSource: American Working Terriers


When Washington won the war, he returned to his home, Mount Vernon. For a little while, he was able to fox hunt with his beloved hounds and breed what