On page 324 of David Hackett Fischer's book Washington's Crossing, there is an epigraph (quotation at the beginning of the chapter "The Battle at Princeton") by Horace Walpole on George Washington's leadership at Princeton:
Washington the dictator has shown himself both a Fabius and Camillus. His March through our lines is allowed to have been a prodigy of generalship.
I believe this is a reference to Roman history, and I would like to confirm my understanding of it.
First, Fabius was a Roman general who fought a defensive, delaying style against Hannibal in the Second Punic War. Second, Camillus was a Roman (general?) whose decisive action saved Rome from the Gauls around 390 BCE.
Therefore, if I understand Walpole correctly, he is praising Washington as someone who knew when to play defensive (the Fabius reference), and knew when to strike decisively (the Camillus reference), and perhaps also that he saved his country (the Camillus reference again)?