General George Washington Resigning His Commission

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    John Trumbull
    Oil on canvas, 12' x 18'
    1824; placed 1826
    Rotunda
    U.S. Capitol

    This painting depicts the scene on December 23, 1783, in the Maryland State House in Annapolis when George Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.

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