Did you know that GW was humble enough, and confidant enough in his own manliness, to bring in a Prussian general to rally the troops after a horrific Winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania? It was during this Winter that he also introduced inoculations in the camp by having the doctor scrape pus (sorry) from an open small pox sore on one sick soldier and admit it into the bloodstream of a healthy soldier. Are you getting how revolutionary (sorry again) his thinking was?
And don't even get me started on his self-discipline and the respect he earned from his troops. This man was totally born to do what he did, and I will reiterate that again sometime in the next 6 months.