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The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route

During 1781-82, French Comte de Rochambeau marched his forces from Providence, Rhode Island to Yorktown, Virginia. These links discuss and explore the importance of this campaign and trace its route through New England, New York, and the Mid-Atlantic States.

Water Trails of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail in the Hudson River Valley in 1781 and 1782: A Historical Overview and Resource Inventory.

The Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail, (official page of the National Park Service)

National Park Service Report: Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Study and Environmental Assessment October 2006

Expédition Particulière was the codename given to the French expeditionary army sent to help the American Revolution during 1780 to 1782. Its contribution was essential to the American-French allied victory at Yorktown in September 1781.

The map of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, from the Expédition Particulière website. This site contains an essay discussing the strategy and route of the campaign that is keyed to an attached map for orientation.

The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association is the umbrella organization for the trail here in the United States. They provided information on the march through the states as well as other historic, educational, and tourist information on the 225th anniversary of the Washington-Rochambeau march.

Alliance Day 2003 was commemorated in Paris by a series of formal ceremonies organized by The State Society in France of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) [Société des Fils de La Révolution Américaine, Branche Française]. This site also contains coverage of events held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Yorktown and Fort Myer, Virginia, and Claymont, Delaware. The Hudson River Valley Institute commemorated the day with the French Consulate and the Daughters and Sons of the Americans Revolution in New York City.

The 106th Congress of the United States...[has]...enacted into law a bill that directs the Secretary of the Interior to complete a resource study of the 600 mile route used by the allied armies of generals George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau in their epic march that led to the victory at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781. Below are the first two volumes of this study.


Archaeological Reports of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route