“The First Casualties, 6 April 1776”
Print depicts the death of Marine Lieutenant John Fitzpatrick on board the Continental ship the Alfred during the early days of the Revolutionary War.
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- Measures 16″ x 21″
- Printed on archival quality paper
“The first battle casualties of the Continental Navy and Marines occurred when a 20-gun ship of the Royal Navy, the Glasgow and her tender, intercepted the Alfred and Cabot off of Block Island, on the return voyage from the New Providence raid. In the exchange of fire, the Alfred was badly damaged, and Marine 2nd Lt. John Fitzpatrick and others became the first names on Marine Corps and Naval casualty lists. The only British reported casualties were inflicted by musket shots fired by Marine marksmen.”
– Excerpt from Marines and Others: The Paintings of Colonel Charles Waterhouse USMCR (Ret)