Most people know George Washington for America’s first president and for fighting in the Revolutionary war and leading the Continental Army to victory against the British. However, his story did not end when he left the White house in 1798. He returned to his home at Mount Vernon, older, wiser, and more tired. He would see action one more time before his death. The new republic was already involved in a war and the eyes of the young nation turned to Washington to once again lead the troops into the breach.