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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

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.

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Creator

Capitaine du Chesnoy, Michel, 1746-1804

Date

1778

Name on Item

Major Capitaine A. d. C. du Gl. La Fayette.

Scale

Scale 1:15,500

Language

French

Location

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Collection (local)

Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection at Mount Vernon

Subjects
  • Monmouth, Battle of, Freehold, N.J., 1778--Maps
  • Freehold (N.J.)--Maps
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps
Places
  • Freehold
  • Monmouth (county)
  • New Jersey
  • North and Central America
  • United States
Extent

1 manuscript map : hand color ; 37 x 74 cm

Terms and License
  • No known copyright restrictions.
  • This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License (CC BY-NC-SA).
Notes
  • Relief shown by shading.
  • Oriented with north to the upper left.
  • Includes references.

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