Quiz: Who Was George Washington’s Chief of Staff?
The answer is Alexander Hamilton!
From early youth, Hamilton sought glory on the battlefield, but he only found it while serving under General George Washington who took note of the young man’s superlative talent as an administrator and made him his chief of staff.
Where Washington was prudent and reserved, with excellent judgment, Hamilton was brilliant and decisive, and prone to rashness.
Hamilton’s rashness led to a break between the two, but he eventually returned to duty, receiving the field assignment he so desperately wanted, and led a successful assault on the British position at the decisive battle of Yorktown.
In my young adult adventure series, Central Park Story, I tried to capture Hamilton’s fiery temperament by contrasting it with Christopher’s more laid back approach to life.