We would see a leader at 23 eventually promoted to Colonel.
Who fought in a loosing battle with that eventual Colonel, Colonel Washington? Together then - but on opposite ends of the field later?
Horatio Gates, Charles Lee, Thomas Gage, Daniel Morgan, Daniel Boone and others.
Go see the details of a field of Fullbore at RedState, about the Battle of Monongahela. The Fullbore in this case though belongs to the French and Indians.
Defeats are a wonderful teaching tool.
If you are under 60 - learn there what was not taught in school.