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He retired on March 28, 1807, but was reactivated in late 1809. After serving in Spain in 1810 and 1811, he again retired. Dissatisfied with inactivity, Tribout asked to return to duty in March 1812, a request granted five months later. 4 These sketchy and disparate careers appear to have little in common. Certain factors do, however, tie them together. All four men served in military units that participated in both the American and French Revolutions. Although each individual's experiences were unique, they were not atypical of those of scores of other soldiers for whom comparable examples could be given.

22. , Xb 53, 91, 104; Xc 83; and Xd 24. 23. Rochambeau Papers, vol. 7, pp. 4849. 24. , pp. 4950, 6466; Claude Blanchard, The Journal of Claude Blanchard, Commissary of the French Auxiliary Army Sent to the United States During the American Revolution, 17801783, trans. William Duane (Albany: J. Munsell, 1876; reprint New York: New York Times and Arno Press, 1969), pp. , "With Rochambeau at Newport: The Narrative of Baron Gaspard de Gallatin," Franco-American Review 1 (19361937): 328. The quotation is from an unpublished paper, "The American Campaigns of Georg Daniel Flohr, Fusilier, Regiment Royal-Deux-Ponts, 17801784," generously provided by Robert A.

The first American appearance of the French force came with an expedition of a dozen ships of the line and nearly four thousand troops under the command of Charles Hector, comte d'Estaing, which arrived off Delaware and proceeded to New York in July 1778. Unable to advance because of the deep draft of his vessels, d'Estaing went off to attack the British garrison at Newport, Rhode Island. After muddled attempts at coordination with local American forces under General John Sullivan, d'Estaing began to disembark his troops on August 9.

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