Carte de l'affaire de Montmouth, ou le Général Washington commandon l'armée Americaine, et le Général Clinton l'armée Angloise le 28 Juin 1778


Carte de l'affaire de Montmouth, ou le Général Washington commandon l'armée Americaine, et le Général Clinton l'armée Angloise le 28 Juin 1778

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Title:
Carte de l'affaire de Montmouth, ou le Général Washington commandon l'armée Americaine, et le Général Clinton l'armée Angloise le 28 Juin 1778
Description:
Michel Capitaine du Chesnoy, the Marquis de Lafayette?s map maker, drew this map following the Battle of Monmouth Court House in northeastern New Jersey. After confusion surrounding the Continental Army?s orders, the soldiers prevented the British troops from advancing. The battle occurred on a hot June day and hundreds of soldiers died of heatstroke. Women, who came to be referred to collectively as “Molly Pitcher,” supported the American troops by bringing water to cool the men and their guns. Although the battle ended inconclusively, it was a turning point for the professionalization of the American army as volunteer French and German military officers provided training.
Creator:
Capitaine du Chesnoy, Michel, 1746-1804
Name on Item:
Major Capitaine A. d. C. du Gl. La Fayette.
Date:
1778
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Monmouth, Battle of, Freehold, N.J., 1778--Maps
Freehold (N.J.)--Maps
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps
Places:
New JerseyMonmouth (county)Freehold
Notes:
Relief shown by shading.
Oriented with north to the upper left.
Includes references.
Extent:
1 manuscript map : hand color ; 37 x 74 cm
Scale:
Scale 1:15,500
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_014536
Terms of Use:
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