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Tribute to Admiral de Grasse

 
 
Tribute to Admiral de Grasse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
1. Tribute to Admiral de Grasse Marker
Inscription. To
Comte Francois Joseph Paul de Grasse
Admiral of the French Fleet
"Arbiter Of The War"
— — — General George Washington

Victor in the only decisive Naval Battle
in the American Revolution ( the Virginia
Capes, on Sept. 5, 1781) One of history's most
significant, presaging the British
surrender at Yorktown and fulfillment
of the dream of an independent America

Presented By
The National Society of the
Colonial Dames of America
in the Commonwealth of Virginia

 
Location. 36° 57.996′ N, 76° 6.744′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (U.S. 13), in the median. Click for map. Located at the Visitor Center, South entrance Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (here, next to this marker); Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (a few steps from this marker); a different
Tribute to Admiral de Grasse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
2. Tribute to Admiral de Grasse Marker
marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Thorowgood (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. the relationship,other marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Paul de Grasse, Wikipedia entry. Lieutenant Général des Armées Navales François-Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasse Tilly, comte de Grasse (13 September 1722 – 11 January 1788) was a French admiral. (Submitted on October 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. American Revolution. org: Francois Joseph Paul Compte de Grasse, the Battle off the Virginia Capes,. and the American Victory at Yorktown, by Robert A. Selig; Though he spent but two months in American waters
Admiral de Grasse image. Click for full size.
Naval Historical Center
3. Admiral de Grasse
and never set foot on American soil, de Grasse ranks with the marquis de Lafayette and the comte de Rochambeau as a Frenchman who contributed to American victory. (Submitted on October 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
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