Lieutenant General Thomas Musgrave, Governor of Gravesend & Tilbury Fort, Colonel of the 76.th Regiment of Foot.Engraved from a Picture painted in 1786: with a view of Mr. Chew's House, near German-town, in Pennsylvania 1777.
Stipple, rare. 391 x 290mm (15½ x 11½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Sir Thomas Musgrave (1737-1832), Colonel of the 76th Regiment of Foot and Governor General of Gravesend & Tilbury Fort. He fought and was wounded at the Battle of Pelham New York on October 18th, 1776. At the Battle of German-Town October 4th, 1777, he saved the day by throwing himself with 5 companies into Chew's stone house, where he successfully held the American forces at bay until the repulsed British columns could rally. The Americans were compelled to abandon the field on which they came so near to success.
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