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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.

 
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.
 
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); Majors Job Sumner and John Lucas (a few steps from this marker); The Churchyard (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); St. Paulís and the World Trade Center (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
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.
in the St. Paul's churchyard.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet marker, original style image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2006
3. Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet marker, original style
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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