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Unformatted text preview: 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 at the age of twenty-one. He remained on Washington's staff for four years. His primary duties included drafting letters for the General addressed to congressmen, governors, and other supporters, and he also coordinated supplies and munitions movements. Hamilton earned the affectionate nickname the "Little Lion" because of his lean stature and intelligence, and Washington himself grew fond of the young lieutenant- colonel, who he came to rely on heavily. Hamilton did not participate in any military engagements while on Washington's staff, he did suffer with the troops at the Battle of...
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- Fall '08