Joseph Souberbielle (1754-1846) french surgeon, c.1845
Chief surgeon during the storm of the bastille, Robespierre’s friend and juror of the revolutionary tribunal, he voted, among others, the death penalty for Louis XVI and the Hebertists.
Robespierre asked him personally to monitor the health status of Marie Antoinette, suffering from severe bleeding due certainly to an uterine cancer. He had a special chicken broth, made every morning, prepared for her. Ardent revolutionary, he, nevertheless, voted the death penalty for the queen.
On his friendship with Robespierre, he will say in an interview with Dr. Poumiès of Siboutie: “During the trial of Danton, with whom I was very close, I dared not look at him, I was determined to condemn him because i had proofs that he was planning the overthrow of the Republic, of which he was the implacable enemy; on the contrary, I would have given my life to save Robespierre, whom i loved as a brother. No one knows better than i how much his devotion to the Republic was sincere, disinterested, absolute. He was the scapegoat of the Revolution, but he was better than them all. ”
He is one of rare actors of the french revolution to have been photographed.
There is an anecdote that Lord Stirling at the execution of a British spy was standing near the gallows. The American soldier who was to hang him allowed him a few moments to pray before the spy fell on his knees, and in a voice cried out to God, “Lord, Lord, have mercy on me!”. Lord Stirling, believing this was addressed to him, turned to the man, and said, in a loud voice, “None, you rascal, none!”
Rewatching Boruto episode 29 and within 8 seconds of swinging Samehada over his shoulder Shizuma can’t even stand and has to crouch, and within 11 he’s like ‘yeah nah time to rest this on the ground again’
shizuma buddy how are you gonna fight with that it’s bigger than you
Washington tried to halt [the retreating men], to rally them. “Take the walls!” he cried. “Take the cornfield!” Some of them ran to the walls, some into the cornfield. With Putnam and several other officers he tried to form them behind the walls, but there was no controlling them. Washington’s anger was spectacular. “He dashed his hat upon the ground in a transport of rage,” crying out, “Are these the men with whom I am to defend America?” He snapped a pistol at them. With his riding cane, “he flogged not only private soldiers, but officers as well,” a colonel, even a brigadier general. But nothing would do. At the sight of sixty or seventy Hessians coming at them they broke, flung away muskets, knapsacks, even coats and hats, and ran “as if the Devil was in them.” “The ground was literally covered” with such discarded encumbrances. And they left Washington almost alone within eighty yards of the oncoming Hessians. Blinded with rage–or with despair–he sat his horse, taking no heed of his imminent danger. He would have been shot or captured had not an aide-de-camp seized his bridle and “absolutely hurried him away.”
The War of the Revolution, Vol. 1, by Christopher Ward [pg 243]
Chernow mentioned aides (plural) in Washington: A Life when describing this scene, McCullough specified two aides pulled him away “with great difficulty” in 1776, andLefkowitz used the same source as Ward did in Washington’s Indispensable Men, stating that there was just one aide.
Regardless, none of the books or their sources, when followed back, specify which aide(s)-de-camp galloped out there to save Washington’s life at Kip’s Bay, but possible candidates for the role include any of the following who were on staff September 15, 1776:
Military Secretary: Robert Hanson Harrison Assistant Secretaries: Stephen Moylan and Tench Tilghman Aides-de-camp: George Baylor, Samuel Blachley Webb, Richard Cary, and William Grayson