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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Unformatted text preview: 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 developed the leadership skills necessary to life as a public figure, as well as forming a...
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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.

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