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Hamilton assisted Washington when the British later evacuated Philadelphia in the spring of 1778

Hamilton assisted Washington when the British later evacuated Philadelphia in the spring of 1778

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Hamilton assisted Washington when the British later evacuated Philadelphia in the  spring of 1778, and at the Battle of Monmouth in June of the same year. At Monmouth,  Hamilton had his horse shot out from under him, although he himself was unharmed.  After the battle, the American General Charles Lee was court- martialed for misconduct  during the fight. Lieutenant-colonel Hamilton testified against Lee, as did another of  Washington's aides, Colonel John Laurens. After the court-martial, Hamilton then  served as Laurens's second in a duel between Lee and Laurens. After Monmouth, Hamilton was assigned to tracking down the infamous Benedict  Arnold, but chasing criminals was hardly enough to satisfy Hamilton. Still, his time with  Washington proved to be the most educational experience of Hamilton's life. He 
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