I’ve taken most of my information in this four-part saga from Benjamin Lemasters and the American War for Independence, by Agnes McNeill, via Katherine LeMaster Dendy. Some information came from Wikipedia and other web sites. I’ve given credit to photos when it was available.
I visited the DAR headquarters in Washington, D.C. in about 2006. It’s a beautiful building full of books, documents, photos, and letters. I would like to join that community. Maybe I’ll save that for when I retire.
|Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth|
by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
|You can see where Lee charged into the battle, then his retreat, right into the path of George Washington.|
|M'r Capitaine du Chesnoy, A.d.C. du Général LaFayette. - Library of Congress|
Map of the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse, N.J.
He had to testify again in 1835 because his 1832 testimony didn't add up. Though Agnes McNeill wrote that his $80 per annum pension was reinstated, I have found no evidence of this. The poor man died in 1837.
Read part of his Pension Statement HERE.