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Unformatted text preview: By March of 1776, Hamilton had been commissioned a captain in the Continental Army and given command of an artillery company of nearly 100 men. As a gunnery captain, Hamilton demonstrated superior command of administrative and logistical matters; his men were always well fed and well paid, his guns were always properly maintained, and his supplies never ran low. Hamilton's company participated in many skirmishes in New York in the autumn of 1776, and served as part of the attacking force at the Battle of Princeton in January of 1777. Hamilton's valor and of organization brought him to the attention of General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and the militias. Immediately following the Battle of Princeton, Washington invited Hamilton to become one of his aides. Hamilton accepted the offer, and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel aides....
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08