HAMILTON AND WASHINGTON
IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON
In June 1775, a 43 year old planter, known as "the finest horseman in all of Virginia", was named General and Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, a post he held until the War's end, resigning his commission on December 23, 1783.
COL. ALEXANDER HAMILTON
On March 1, 1777, Captain Alexander Hamilton of the 10th New York artillery company, joined General Washington's staff as an aide de camp, receiving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Hamilton soon became Washington's most trusted advisor.