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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Meeting of Three Commanders

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, May 20, 2019
1. Meeting of Three Commanders Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 2019 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV 29.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 36° 54.588′ N, 76° 4.795′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Shore Drive
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By Brandon D Cross, May 20, 2019
2. Meeting of Three Commanders Marker
0.1 miles north of Scallop Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesapeake Indians (approx. 1.2 miles away); George Kendall (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Discovery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Land Ho! (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371 (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Landing State Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Virginia Company (approx. 1.6 miles away); Seashore State Park (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Marker unveiling honors three commanders meeting...(PilotOnline.com, 3/10/2019). (Submitted on May 24, 2019.)
 
Three Commanders Postage Stamp image. Click for full size.
1931
3. Three Commanders Postage Stamp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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