Washington - Rochambeau Revolutionary Route

Washington - Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (HM2LOI)

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N 41° 46.162', W 72° 25.989'

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Rochambeau at his home at what is now Rose Farm. French troops camped in his fields June 21-24, 1781. A Presbyterian minister, Cotton and his wife where highly respected, and childless. Cotton made an offer to a French grenadier and his wife to adopt their four-year old daughter who was traveling with them, and to compensate them 30 louis to "ease the campaign for her." The grenadier and his wife refused. The incident was reported in French newspapers as a tribute to the grenadier for refusing the large sum of money and keeping his family intact. Courtesy of the Bolton Historical Society
Oliver White's Tavern
The Oliver White Tavern, across Camp 5 in the fields belonging to Reverend Cotton, is located at the intersection of Brandy Street and Bolton Center Road. It provided refuge for Rochambeau's officers. Built about 1750, the two-and-one-half story clapboard house sits on a large corner lot of almost three acres, surrounded by tall shade trees and extensive runs of stone walls along the roadways. Now a private residence, it is located at 2 Brandy Street, Bolton. Watercolor by Susan Boswurth
A specially-trained soldier, usually among the biggest and strongest of the troops. Grenadiers were used as "shock troops," leading attacks and taking high casualties. Courtesy of Blandford Colour Series
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Date Added Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 713354 N 4627354
Decimal Degrees41.76936667, -72.43315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 46.162', W 72° 25.989'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 46' 9.7199999999999" N, 72° 25' 59.34" W
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