While he found this position rewarding, Hamilton continually asked Washington for a field command. Hamilton's wish was granted at the decisive battle of Yorktown, where his Infantry Battalion charged on the defensive bastion on Cornwallis's left flank. Hamilton's capture of this position, while French forced captured the adjacent position, sealed Cornwallis's fate and forced his surrender and ultimate colonial victory.
The entire patriotic cause benefited immeasurably from the advice and strategies provided to Washington by his youngest staff officer, Alexander Hamilton. Now, those critical contributions are brought to light in Hamilton's Revolution.
SubtitleHis Vital Role as Washington's Chief of Staff
AuthorBy Phillip Thomas Tucker
Published22 August 2017
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
Illustrations20 B&W illustrations.
About the author
“Alexander Hamilton’s Revolution is more than the story of Colonel Hamilton’s wartime feats and his multifaceted role as an aide to General George Washington. Philip Thomas Tucker explores the fascinating story of Hamilton’s relationship with Washington, unraveling what each thought of the other, what each meant to the other, and how each used the other. This is an illuminating book, written with verve and intensity, and it will be welcomed by all those interested in the Revolutionary War and those two beguiling men, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.”
—John Ferling, author of Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It (2015)
“Tucker is fresh and bold in his analysis and use of sources.”
—William C. Davis, author, Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee—The War They Fought, The Peace They Forged
“A thought-provoking and eye-opening study of [a] pivotal moment in American history.”
—Louis P. Masur, Rutgers University professor of history
“Tucker’s account brims with colorful information . . . that vivifies [a] pivotal episode in American history.”