Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey in 1778.

I don’t have that much to say about the battle itself except that I believe it was one of the very few occasions on which George Washington really lost his temper (because of the fecklessness of Charles Lee).

No, I make mention of it because this painting by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze has always been a favorite of mine, so I use the date as an excuse to post it again.  I’ve always wondered about the dog in the foreground.

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