Carl Emil von Donop

Colonel von Donop, 1786

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BORN:
1 January 1732 in Hesse-Kassel (now part of Germany)
  DIED:
25 October 1777 during the Battle of Fort Mercer in New Jersey

Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.
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During the war ... Washington thought his way to federalism, long before a Federalist Party existed. He believed in a strong central government, supreme over the states; a strong financial system on the British model, with taxes to fund its debt; a flourishing commerce to create prosperity (and to train seamen for a powerful navy, which would in turn protect shipping); and a strong military. And most officers came out of the experience of the Revolution with the same views.

Myron Magnet
The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735 - 1817 (2014)