Louis Lebegue Duportail

  • French

Architect - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Chief Engineer Continental Army 1777 1781

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1777/03/00 Under an agreement between Benjamin Franklin and the government of King Louis XVI of France, Louis Duportail secretly travels to America to serve as the chief engineer in Continental Army. Patriot Chief Engineer
1777/12/00 Brigadier General Louis Duportail headquartered in the John Harvard House (probably above the original kitchen, rear of building) during the winter 1777-1778. Patriot Chief Engineer Cressbrook Farm Chesterbrook Valley Forge Encampment
1778/08/00 Supervised by DuPortail, French Marines from D'Estaing's fleet greatly expand the fort to (presumably) include the hilltop redoubt, detached batteries, a 30-gun water battery, barracks, hospital and cemetery (still visible). Patriot Chief Engineer Telegraph Hill Hull, MA
1781/10/24 Washington orders the allied fortifications leveled Patriot Chief Engineer Yorktown Battlefield Yorktown, VA 1781 American Revolution - After Yorktown
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