An Officer's Life

Steuben, Baron von. Painting (¾ length) by Ralph Earl. Washington Taking Control of the American Army, at Cambridge, Mass. July 1775." Copy of lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1876. National Archives and Records Administration.  Gates, Horatio. Mezzotint (¾ length) published by John Morris, London, 1778.
"An army formed of good officers moves like clockwork; but there is no situation upon earth less enviable, nor more distressing, than that person's who is at the head of troops which are regardless of order and discipline." — George Washington, Letter to the President of Congress, from Heights of Harlem, September 24, 1776