The Path to Victory Historical

The Path to Victory Historical (HM1WP7)

Location: Verplanck, NY 10596 Westchester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 14.93', W 73° 57.845'

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Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Nat'l Hist Trail

In 1781, the American and French allies combined their armies at a pivotal turning point in the Revolutionary War. Under the command of General George Washington and French General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, the armies marched south to lay siege to Yorktown, Virginia. In a decisive victory, they captured the British Army under General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis. This single campaign assured American independence.The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail follows the routes used between 1781 and 1783 by allied American and French forces to and from the successful siege of Yorktown, Virginia. This network of roads and water trails winds over 700 miles through nine states and the District of Columbia.Take this Revolutionary Route and explore historic sites and communities that once hosted Revolutionary War soldiers. Learn the stories of people who helped pave the way to victory and an independent United States.For more information about this National Historic Trail, visit< Sidebar : >A Powerful PartnershipGeorge Washington: 1732-1799Congress chose George Washington to command the Continental Army in 1775. His strategic insight and leadership culminated in American independence. After the
war, Washington resigned his military command. He became the first President of the United States in 1789.Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau: 1725-1807The French nobleman and distinguished officer was appointed commander of the French Army sent to America in 1780 to fight the British. After success there, he continued his military career until 1792. Arrested in 1794 during the French Revolution, he was released later that year and retired to his estates.
HM NumberHM1WP7
Series This marker is part of the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586794 N 4566897
Decimal Degrees41.24883333, -73.96408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.93', W 73° 57.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 55.8" N, 73° 57' 50.7" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)914
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Riverview Ave, Verplanck NY 10596, US
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