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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, 1778

 Item — Container: Closed Stacks, Drawer: 40
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-061

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.

Dates

  • 1778

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.

Extent

1 Sheets : 1 manuscript map : hand colored ; 37 x 74 cm.

Language of Materials

French

Reference numbers

Client reference #245; WAG #289320

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth NH, 17 August 2014.

Additional details

Scale 1:15,500. Relief shown by shading. Oriented with north to the upper left. Includes references.

Condition

Overall foxing.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

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