During this period George Washington had both - victories and defeats while fighting the French. It was a very hard type for the troops did not have enough supply and the battles very dangerous. Even though Washington, in spite of him being on of the best commanders, did not have enough experience to fight and those were the moments when he turned on his improvisational-powers. He always showed his soldiers the courage to keep doing ahead no matter what and did not consider retreating a crime if it saved priceless lives of healthy soldiers. He was the one who defended Boston and New York City, showing American strength to the British Army.