1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 23, 2019 8:59 AM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking Revolutionary War Commission for French officer

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      My ancestor was among the French officers who came to America at the beginning of the Revolution to fight for America.   He was given a Captain's commission by General Horatio Gates in September or October of 1776.  There is mention of it in the records of the Continental Congress.  Where can I find a copy of Gate's records that show the commission?  The French officer's name as presented to the Continental Congress and General Gates was Louis Jean Baptiste Chambaron, Chevalier de/D'Antignac.  Later in life, he simplified his name to Jean/John D'Antignac.  His wife's widow's pension application is in the latter name.  If not in Gates' records, would there be a more extensive record of it in the Board of War records?  Thank you for your time.

      Brenda Austin Mason