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George Washington and Francois De Grasse

 
 
George Washington and Francois De Grasse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 23, 2016
1. George Washington and Francois De Grasse Marker
Inscription.  
Two of the most significant Revolutionary War
leaders at Yorktown were
General George Washington
in command of the Allied ground forces, and
Admiral Francois de Grasse
in command of the French fleet controlling the
nearby waters. Their roles were closely linked but
they only met twice. Both meetings were held on De
Grasse’s flagship, Ville de Paris. The first was on September 20, 1781 to complete planning for the attack on
Yorktown and the other was on October 21 to
explore future operations in the south.

This tribute has been made possible by the Yorktown Foundation
with special thanks to:
The Celebrate Yorktown Committee
The County of York, Va
Ms. Margaret Cook, Yorktown, Va
Dominion Virginia Power
Sculptor – Cyd Player, York County, Va

 
Erected by The Yorktown Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In
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addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list.
 
Location. 37° 14.314′ N, 76° 30.519′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Memorial is on Water Street west of Buckner Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heavy Artillery at Yorktown (within shouting distance of this marker); Wars & Yorktown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Olympic Flame (within shouting distance of this marker); N.S. Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); Nick's Seafood Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Kiskiak Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Institute of Marine Science (within shouting distance of this marker); George P. Coleman Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
George Washington and Francois De Grasse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 23, 2016
2. George Washington and Francois De Grasse Marker
The marker is mounted to a wooden base at the foot of sculptures of Washington and Count De Grasse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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