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Chapin, John Reuben, (1825-1894) Washington Raising the British Flag at Fort Du Quesne

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0090 Author/Creator: Chapin, John Reuben, (1825-1894) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Engraving Date: 1861-1877 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 29 x 23.5 cm.

One engraving entitled "Washington Raising the British Flag at Fort Du Quesne" circa 1861-1877. Depicts George Washington overlooking two soliders raising the British flag after defeating the French at the Battle of Fort Du Quesne, September 14, 1758. Engraved by J.B. Smith after an original painting by John Reuben Chapin.

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