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The Presidency: Washington & Hamilton's Wartime Relationship

George Washington Oath (Currier and Ives)

George Washington Oath (Currier and Ives)

Newburgh, New York
Sunday, September 1, 2013

A look at the wartime relationship between George Washington and his aide-de-camp, Alexander Hamilton.  Hamilton joined the Continental Army in 1776 and was appointed Washington’s aide the following year. He would later serve as President Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury. Despite the differences in their temperaments and personalities, the two men forged a long military and political partnership.  The Newburgh Historical Society and the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society co-hosted this event.

Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013 at 9:19am (ET)

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