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Aboville, Francois Marie, comte de (1730-1817) Account of the guns and principal artillery ammunitions compounding both equipage for the seige and field in the Rochambeau's Army at 28 January

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10017 Author/Creator: Aboville, Francois Marie, comte de (1730-1817) Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 28 January 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed by "d'Aboville," Colonel Francois Marie, comte de Aboville. Also signed by Gau as commissary of artillery and by Nadal as director of the artillery park. A third signature is illegible. Docket, in Samuel Shaw's hand, indicates, "Ordnance stores with the French Army at Newport. 28 Jany 1781." This is an English-language copy of GLC02437.10016.

People: Aboville, Francois Marie, comte de, 1730-1817.
Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Muster Rolls and Returns, Artillery, France, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Ammunition, Military History

Sub Era: The War for Independence