For many years it was believed that he had served as one of Washington’s personal guards, but more recently historians have come to doubt this. The inscription reads: “The last of the life guards. Uzal Knapp. Born 1759. Died 1856. Monmouth. Valley Forge. Yorktown”.

For more information see: Uzal Knapp – Was He Or Wasn’t He a Guardsman? by Donald N. Moran.

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.

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