Thursday, 11 February 2010

Augustin de La Balme

An interesting character and one who I didn't know about - according to the wiki
Augustin Mottin de la Balme was a French cavalry officer who served in Europe during the Seven Years War and in the United States during the American Revolution. His attempt to capture Fort Detroit in 1780 ended in defeat when he was ambushed by forces under Chief Little Turtle.
Seems that he gathered support from Canadians and marched under a French flag.

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