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Alexander Hamilton: The Soldier’s Life of a Founding Father

  • 08/30/2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • Cornell in Washington, 2148 O St. NW, Washington, DC 20037


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Alexander Hamilton is well remembered as one of America’s Founding Fathers.  But he was also a soldier, who fought through most of the Revolutionary War, from New York City in the beginning, to Yorktown at the end.  He worked closely — though not always politely! — with George Washington, and led the crucial attack that unpinned the British defenses at Yorktown.  His soldier’s experience underpinned much of his life after the war even including his final, fatal duel with Aaron Burr.  This presentation, by David Silbey, Professor of History at Cornell University and Associate Director of Cornell in Washington (and leader of CCW's Civil War battlefield bus tours), will look at Hamilton as a soldier, both when he was in the army and when he was not, talk about his experiences, and how the soldier’s life shaped him.  

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Metro: Dupont Circle


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