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Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet, Sieur de Rochefontaine

1755-1814

 
 
Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2017
1. Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet Marker
Inscription.  
Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet
Sieur de Rochefontaine
1755-1814
Revolutionary War Soldier

A French officer who fought for American independence, Rochefontaine served under the French General Rochambeau during the Revolutionary War. He assisted in the capture of Lord Cornwallis and later commanded the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers at West Point Military Academy.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 42.693′ N, 74° 0.583′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Broadway and Vesey Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Chapel - the Building (here, next to this marker); The Building (here, next to this marker); Standing Against All Odds (a few steps from this marker); Majors Job Sumner and John Lucas (a few steps from this marker); The Churchyard
Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2006
2. Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet gravesite
Inscriptions in French provide more biographical information.
(a few steps from this marker); The Fence (a few steps from this marker); Bell of Hope (a few steps from this marker); John Holt (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is beside the grave in the St. Paul's churchyard.
 
Also see . . .  Stephen Rochefontaine. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 11, 2020
3. Marker Detail
Assumedly, the central figure is Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet, Sieur de Rochefontaine.
Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet marker, original style image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2006
4. Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet marker, original style
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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