During the course of my research into the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, I came across a passage that was reflective of George Washington’s attitude regarding leadership, specifically command of an army.
May we have a lion in charge.
- Bvt. Maj.-Gen. George W. Cullum, Colonel of Engineers, U.S. Army, Retired,Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. from its Establishment, in 1802, to 1890 with the Early History of the United States Military Academy, (Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1891; Third Edition), 9.
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