Christ Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There was a small display inside which recounted the history of the church and it stated that George Washington and his wife Martha prayed there. The display also referred to Washington leaving his famous wheelbarrow outside the church while he prayed. I had hoped to paint this up but couldn't find a suitable model. However, the Westphalia Miniatures wounded Frenchman set that I bought recently came with an extra wheelbarrow. Thinking about how to use it, I recalled Washington's wheelbarrow and so tried to find out more.
Much is written about Washington's horses, Nelson and Blueskin, but not so much about his
I wanted the wheelbarrow to look like it was made from Virginian wood and also as if it had seen action. I quickly realised I had no idea how to do either of those things, and so painted it to my standard "wood" recipe. Still, I'm glad to be able to add this old campaigner to my American forces. I might allow it to add a +1 on morale throws when attached to an American unit.
1 wheelbarrow. Painted 1 April 2013.