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Title Du Portail document set
Date 1780 April 25 [letter].
Description 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People Du Portail, Antoine-Jean-Louis Le Bègue de Presle, 1743-1802
Search Terms Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Military officers
Scope & Content Antoine-Jean-Louis Le Bègue de Presle Duportail document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.

Document is a minute of a decision of council of war during the siege of Charleston not to recommend evacuation of the garrison, as it would be impractical.

Antoine-Jean-Louis Le Bègue de Presle Duportail portrait engraving. Unsigned engraving, inscribed in block letters "DU PORTAIL."

Antoine-Jean-Louis Le Bègue de Presle Duportail (1743-1802): Born 14 May 1743; died 12 August 1802. French military leader who served as a volunteer and the chief engineer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He also served as the French Minister of Defense during the beginning of the French Revolution.

Admin/Biographical History John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.