|Title:||The Death Of Major Francis Pierson In The Battle Of Jersey|
|Artist:||John Singleton Copley|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Date of Creation:||1783 AD|
|Tags:||Military and War Paintings|
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This painting depicts the French siege of the island of Jersey. On the night of January 5, 1781, a small army of French soldiers landed on the island and initiated the battle. Major Pierson was shot by a French sniper, who was in turn shot by Pierson's servant, Pompey.