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General Christopher Gadsden, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, Charles W.
Subject:
Gadsden, Christopher
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 65
Was born about the year 1724. Appointed delegate to Congress in 1765, and 1774, and on his return in 1776 received the thanks of the Provincial Assembly for his services. During the siege of Charleston in 1780 he remained, as lieutenant, within the lines with five of the council, while Governor Rutledge, with the other three, left the city at the earnest request of General Lincoln, and was sent on board the prison ship at St. Augustine. Appointed governor in 1782, but refused to accept the office, being in the decline of life. Died in September 1805, aged 81 years. [Pp. 38-39.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Military--General
Control number:
AECI 01740066
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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