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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The Continental soldier often had to provide his own eating utensils, but on occasion they came as standard issue. Maryland troops, for example, were provided a wooden trencher (plate), and bowl, as well as wooden and pewter spoons. Each man would have his knife, of course; and for quaffing his rum, cider, beer, or whiskey, a horn cup, which was extremely light compared with pewter or ceramic. Officers, as might be expected, had more refined utensils. George Washington’s mess kit, for example, was a very elaborate affair housed in a handsome fourteen-compartment wood chest lined with green wool.

Michael Stephenson
Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (2007)