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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
British
Title
Battle of Jersey.; verso: [divided back, no message]
overall
recto
Work Type
Picture postcard
Date
ca. 1907-1914 (publication date)
Material
cardstock
paper
Measurements
9 x 14 cm (3.54 x 5.51 inches) approximately
Description
The Battle of Jersey (6 January 1781) was an attempt by French Royalist forces to invade Jersey and remove the threat the island posed to French and American shipping in the American War of Independence. Jersey provided a base for British privateers, and France, engaged in the war as an ally of the United States, sent an expedition to gain control of the island. The expedition ultimately failed, and its commander, Baron Phillipe de Rullecourt, died of wounds sustained in the fighting. The battle is often remembered for the death of the British officer Major Peirson, and a painting based on his final moments by John Singleton Copley (Wikipedia).
Repository
Trinity College, Watkinson Library (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
Accession Number
Box 18.29-6
ID Number
539598
Source
Trinity College Library
Vendor: Trinity College Watkinson Library
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
539598.jpg
SSID
9166134

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