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Thirty-two men served as aides-de-camp to General "George Washington during the Revolutionary War. In 1906, "Worthington Chauncey Ford, chief of the Manuscripts Division of the "Library of Congress, published a list of Washington's aides and secretaries. Ford added "Martha Washington to his list, to acknowledge her occasional office work at Washington's headquarters.
General Washington said about recruiting such men,
They ought to be men of abilities...constantly calling for talents and abilities of the first rate: men who possess them ought to be taken wherever they can be found.
List of aides-de-camp (alphabetical)
- Hodijah Baylies joined Washington in Newburgh in the spring after Yorktown. Back in 1777 Baylies graduated Harvard, was commissioned a lieutenant in "Jackson's Additional Continental Regiment, appointed as aide-de-camp to General Benjamin Lincoln, and was promoted to major. He was captured by the British at the siege of Charleston. Exchanged in November 1780, he returned to Harvard for a master of arts degree. He was appointed May 1782 and served until December 23, 1783.
- "George Baylor – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from August 1775 to January 1777.
- Richard Cary was written about kindly by Congressman John Adams to another Massachusetts delegate, "William Tudor, judge advocate to the Continental Army. Cary was appointed a brigade major until his appointment as aide-de-camp in June 1776. He resigned in December 1776 to get married.
- "Dr. David Cobb – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from June 1781 to January 1783, and from June to December 1783.
- Col. John Fitzgerald (died 1799) – Major in 3rd Virginia Regiment; served as a Washington aide-de-camp from November 1776 to July 1780; wounded at "Battle of Monmouth and retired from Continental Army.
- Peregrine Fitzhugh – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from July to October 1781.
- Cap. "Caleb Gibbs – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from May 1776 to January 1781.
- Col. "William Grayson – Served as an assistant secretary from July to August 1776, and as a Washington aide-de camp from August 1776 to January 1777.
- "Alexander Hamilton – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from March 1777 to April 1781.
- "Alexander Contee Hanson – Served as an assistant secretary from June to September 1776.
- "Robert Hanson Harrison – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from November 1775 to May 1776, and as Gen. Washington's secretary from May 1776 to March 1781.
- "David Humphreys – Served as a Washington aide-de-camp from June 23, 1780 to December 28, 1783. Private secretary to Washington at Mount Vernon after the war. Secretary to President Washington in New York City, 1789-90.
- George Johnston – Major in the 5th Virginia Regiment; appointed a Washington aide-de-camp, January 20, 1777; died of disease at Morristown, New Jersey, May 29, 1777.
- "John Laurens was the 4th official Aide to Washington and served until a commission from Congress enabled him to go South and recruit slaves for a regiment.
- George Lewis – Served as a Washington aide-de-camp from November 1775 to Spring 1776.
- Dr. "James McHenry, a Philadelphia Irishman, a medical student under "Benjamin Rush, served as a surgeon early in the war. Served as a Washington aide-de-camp from May 15, 1778 to August 1780, when he joined the staff of the Marquis de Lafayette.
- "Richard Kidder Meade – Served as a Washington aide-de-camp from March 1777 to 1780; supervised the October 2, 1780 execution of British Major "John André.
- "Thomas Mifflin – Appointed a Washington aide-de-camp, July 4, 1775; promoted to "Quartermaster General, August 15, 1775.
- "Stephen Moylan – Served as a Washington aide-de-camp from March 5, 1776 to June 5, 1776, and from September 28, 1776 to December 31, 1776.
- "William Palfrey – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from March to April 1776.
- Pierre Penet – French merchant; served as a brevet Washington aide-de camp from October 1776 to January 1783.
- "Edmund Randolph – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from August to November 1775.
- "Joseph Reed – Served as Gen. Washington's secretary from July to October 1775.
- Col. "William Stephens Smith – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from July 1781 to May 1782.
- Peter Presley Thornton – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from August to September 1777.
- "Tench Tilghman – Served as a volunteer aide-de camp from August 1776 to June 1780; and as a Washington aide-de camp from June 1780 to December 1782.
- "John Trumbull – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from July to August 1775.
- "Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from June 8, 1781 to December 28, 1783.
- Richard Varick – Served as Gen. Washington's secretary from May 1781 to November 1783.
- Benjamin Walker – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from January 1782 to December 1783. Also traveled with Washington after the war.
- George Augustine Washington – Served as a volunteer aide-de camp from September 1779 to May 1781, and from December 1781 to May 1782.
- Samuel Blachley Webb – Served as a Washington aide-de camp from June 1776 to January 1777. He was wounded three times, at Bunker Hill, White Plains, and Trenton. In January 1777, Webb formed Colonel Webb's Additional Regiment. In December 1777, he was captured by the British and held prisoner for three years.
- Peter Bowman Among the graves of distinguished Revolutionary War soldiers in Onondaga County is that of Peter Bowman, an aide of Gen. George Washington, who is buried in Belle Isle Cemetery. 
- "John Hopwood
- Dr.Ebenezer Man, was Brigade Surgeon under Gen. Washington at White Plains and at the battle of Monmouth.
- Col. Albert Pawling – Acting under a mistaken impression, Major Pawling in February 1779 sent in his resignation.
- ^ Lefkowitz, p. 15
- ^ Worthington Chauncey Ford, "List and Writing of Washington's Aides-de-Camp and Secretaries," in Calendar of the Correspondence of George Washington with the Continental Congress, (Library of Congress, 1906), p. 9.
- ^ Jon C. Fitzpatrick, ed. (1931-44). The Writings of George Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office. 10:378.
- ^ Lefkowitz, p. 256
- ^ Lefkowitz, p. 56
- ^ Lefkowitz, p. 262.
- ^ Lefkowitz, p. 233.
- ^ Lefkowitz, p. 54
- ^ From a 28 June 1931 Syracuse Newspaper Story About DAR Marking Graves of 595 Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Onondaga County. “Marking of Revolutionary War Graves By D.A.R. Signals Start of Campaign to Identify 595 in Onondaga County.”
- Lefkowitz, Arthur S.(2003). George Washington's Indispensable Men: The 32 Aides-de-Camp Who Helped Win the Revolution, Stackpole Books.