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Posted: 8/21/2002 8:48:33 AM EDT
[url]http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/736951/posts[/url] French and Indian War 1754 - 1763 Washington was the only officer not shot off of his horse. He found four bullet holes in his clothes and he was not wounded. He stated, " By the all powerful dispensations of providence, I've been protected beyond all human probability or expectation: for I had four bullets through my coat and two horses shot from under me." Washington, fifteen years later met with the Indian Chief who had personally shot at him seventeen times in that battle and also instructed his braves to shoot at all 86 officers. He said, " I have traveled a long and weary path that I might see the young warrior of the great battle. I am come to pay homage to the man who is the particular favorite of heaven and who can never die in battle." The account of this battle appeared in American textbooks for nearly 150 years, but hasn't been seen in one for over 40 years.
Link Posted: 8/21/2002 10:03:32 AM EDT
I don't mean to be the skunk at the picnic here, but I am not sure if having people miss while shooting at you is proof of divine intervention. (hehe, I sound like John Travolta's character from Pulp Fiction here.) After all, Billy the Kid once ran out of a burning building SURROUNDED by a local posse all of them very much fired up to kill him and got away without a scratch. I would think if one were looking for proof of divine intervention in America's history, one should rather look at the INCREDIBLE growth in economic, political and military power this country has experienced in just 200 years...it's quite a bit more unlikely than a general not being shot in a battle.
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