The Death Of Major Francis Pierson In The Battle Of Jersey by John Singleton Copley

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.