Lest we forget . . .

In class yesterday we plodded through a long list of generals, rebels, battles, and treaties.  We have reviewed them thoroughly in the field today.  Each story ended with one name, however.  General Charette was the last soldier in Vendée to be captured and executed for his efforts to restore the monarchy.  He was wounded and captured in the woods near the Chabotterie.  Brought here, he was laid out on a table which we saw earlier in the castle.  His wounds sealed, he was carried to Nantes where he stood before the firing squad and gave the signal himself by saying "It is here that you must strike the brave!"  Charette died on March 29, 1796.
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