Author: Frederic C. Detwiller

Frederic C. Detwiller (Princeton, ‘68, BA Architecture, MS in Preservation, Columbia, ‘82) is principal of New England Landmarks, Georgetown, MA. He does restoration, preservation, and historic research throughout New England. In 1968, he began in Boston on Faneuil Hall Markets Project at Architectural Heritage, Inc./F. A. Stahl Assoc., Architects with James H. Ballou, AIA, of Salem. He later was historical architect with McGinley Hart & Associates. In 1977 he published his book Battle & Plunder of Short Hills, NJ, 1777 and in 1981 received the Bulfinch Award for Restoration and Preservation. In 1976 and 1989, with wife Ellen Moloney (Smith ’68), he produced bicentennial tableaux vivants “Lafayette Nous Voici!” He is board member of Govs. Shirley-Eustis House, MA, Lafayette Society, and the local historical society.

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“Monsr Dubuq,” the First French Officer to Serve the American Cause?

To historians of the American Revolution, the date of 1775 for French participation in the Patriot cause may seem incredible. The enigmatic “Monsr Dubuq,” “Dubuc,” or “Dubuque” was nonetheless, one of the first French officers to assist in the American Revolution, before envoy M. Julien Bonvouloir,[1] and two years prior to the arrival of Baron […]

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