Washington Reviewing the Western Army at Fort Cumberland, Maryland

Oil on canvas | 57.8 x 94.6cm | After 1795

Attributed to Frederick Kemmelmeyer

On October 16, 1794, President George Washington called on the militia at Fort Cumberland, Maryland, to suppress a rebellion in western Pennsylvania. The conflict was precipitated by the 1792 excise laws regarding the sale of distilled spirits. The S...
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