Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail
— Road to Victory —Upon arrival of French forces in Newport, Rhode Island in July 1780, Baron Ludwig von Closen, a captain in the Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment, was selected by General Rochambeau as one of his aides-de-camp. Closen accompanied Rochambeau on most of his visits with General Washington and was chosen as courier of many important communications, including messages to the French fleet commanders Admirals de Barras and De Grasse. Closen kept a detailed diary of his activities throughout his stay in America, including the Yorktown Campaign of 1781.
|Series||This marker is part of the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 1:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323886 N 4264477|
|Decimal Degrees||38.51126667, -77.01991667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 30.676', W 77° 1.195'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 30' 40.56" N, 77° 1' 11.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||240, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1301-1399 Warehouse Landing Rd, Port Tobacco MD 20677, US|
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