This portrait of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale depicts what Washington would have looked like in his Virginia regiment uniform during the French and Indian War. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington served as Commander-in-Chief. This statue of George Washington stands in front of Federal Hall in New York City. AndreaAstes/iStock via Getty ImagesBefore he became president, George Washington served as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. An engraving of Martha Washington, who married George Washington in 1759.