Revolutionary War George Washington BATTLE OF MONMOUTH, 1865 Art Print Engraving

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Seller: lineart (21,298) 99.7%, Location: New Providence, New Jersey, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 311830516652 THE BIVOUAC AT MONMOUTH A HIGH QUALITY STEEL ENGRAVING BOOKPLATE FROM THE 1860'S!! PERFECT FOR FRAMING AS AN ART PRINT FOR YOUR DEN !! VERY ANTIQUE & OLD WORLD LOOKING. ITEM(s) OVER 135 YEARS OLD!! The Battle of Monmouth was a battle of the American Revolution or War of Independence, fought June 28, 1778, near Monmouth Courthouse in the town of Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. The British army under General Sir Henry Clinton evacuated Philadelphia on June 18 and, bound for New York, retreated across New Jersey to Sandy hook. On June 26 the British reached Freehold, New Jersey, followed closely by General George Washington and the American army. After a 40 hours' halt at Monmouth Court House, the army moved out, leaving a small covering force. In order to strike a vigorous blow at the retreating enemy, American general George Washington ordered Charles Lee, commanding the advance guard, to attack the British rear. When Lee attempted to surround the small force at the courthouse, he was surprised by the arrival of Lord Cornwallis' rear guard, which Clinton had ordered back to resist the attackers. Rather than risk fighting a delaying action on difficult terrain, Lee ordered a retreat but was tardy giving Washington notice. When Washington arrived, he was therefore surprised and indignant to find his Continental forces retreating in much disorder. He immediately rallied the troops and checked the British advances. Cornwallis fell back and withdrew undetected at night, joining the main British army on Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and boarded transports for New York. Strategically the battle was a draw, although the number of British killed (249) exceeded that of the Americans (69). Because of his conduct in this battle, General Lee was court-martialed and suspended from command for one year. Having about equal forces, both sides claimed to have won victory, but the British claim seems more valid since Clinton was able to complete his march without molestation. Washington presently marched to the Hudson River to join the Continental Army there, while Clinton's forces returned to New York. The combatants thus resumed the positions held two years before. SIZE: Image size in inches is 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" overall page size is 7" x 10". CONDITION: Condition is clean. (item is 135+ years old). Thick rag stock paper with nothing on reverse. SHIPPING:Buyers to pay shipping/handling, domestic orders receives priority mail, international orders receive regular mail. We pack properly to protect your item! An engraving is an intaglio process of printing, with the design to be produced is cut below the surface of the plate (made of copper, steel or wood), and the incised lines are filled with ink that is then transferred to paper. The portraits on our currency are good examples of engraved images. A Photogravure is an intaglio process in which the plate is produced photographically. The item(s) being sold is an image on paper made from the original master and IS NOT a block of wood or steel. IMAGE IS MUCH SHARPER AND CLEARER THAN SCAN SHOWS !! THIS IS AN CTUAL ENGRAVINGS FROM THE 1860's! NOT A REPRODUCTION! Original/Reproduction: Original Print, Print Type: Engraving, Subject: History, Date of Creation: 1800-1899

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