Meeting of Three Commanders

Meeting of Three Commanders (HM2H3H)

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N 36° 54.588', W 76° 4.795'

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Admiral de Grasse, commander of a large French
fleet, gained control of the Chesapeake Bay after
defeating a British fleet off the Virginia Capes on
5 Sept. 1781. Gen. George Washington, commander
in chief of the combined American and French armies,
and the Comte de Rochambeau, commander of the
French expeditionary army, met with de Grasse
aboard his flagship near hear on 18 Sept. The officers
planned to entrap the British army at Yorktown.
As Washington and Rochambeau left, sailors atop the
masts of the French ships saluted them with running
musket fire known as a feu de joie while the flagship
fired its cannons. The siege of Yorktown began on
28 Sept. The British surrendered on 19 Oct.
HM NumberHM2H3H
Year Placed2019
Placed ByVirginia Department of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 403798 N 4085410
Decimal Degrees36.90980000, -76.07991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 54.588', W 76° 4.795'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 54' 35.28" N, 76° 4' 47.7" W
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