Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary - Chapter Four: Love, War, and Glory’s Price (90) - Chapter Five: All for Love (104) Summary & Analysis

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Soon, an ally named Baron Frederick Willian Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben, a Prussian military veteran and officer during the seven year war, joined the army. He could not find a military position in England because he was accused of same-sex relations. Baron - whose image the author includes - joined as a volunteer. Although he did not speak English, he worked with the men directly and improved their efficiency. He explained to an Ambassador that he was surprised he had to give the American soldiers reasons for following orders. Within a month, the army had transformed. Alexander loved the new discipline. The camps became orderly, while health and morale improved.

On February 6th, the French recognized American independence. Alexander helped Baron write the first military manual. The army thrived after...

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