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The Royal Deux-Ponts Memorial

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 8, 2019
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Inscription.  The Royal Deux-Ponts was a German-speaking infantry regiment in the French Expeditionary Force under the Comte de Rochambeau. Rochambeau’s forces embarked from France in March 1780, and arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, in July. The regiment was commanded by Christian von Forbach, eldest son of Christian IV, Duke of Zweibrucken (“Two Bridges”). Its soldiers were recruited primarily in the Duchy of Zweibrucken. En route to, and from, the siege of Yorktown in October 1781, the Regiment marched through Delaware, passing over Cooch’s Bridge in September 1781, and again in August 1782, This plaque is funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
Erected by Delaware Humanities.
 
Location. 39° 38.376′ N, 75° 43.794′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Sunset Lake Road (Delaware Route 72). This marker is on the grounds of Pencader Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2029 Sunset Lake Road, Newark DE 19702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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By Don Morfe, September 8, 2019
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of this marker. Germans & German-Americans in The American War of Independence (here, next to this marker); French General Comte de Rochambeau and the French Army Memorial (here, next to this marker); Hessian Soldiers Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Cooch's Bridge (here, next to this marker); Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (here, next to this marker); Delaware Militia (here, next to this marker); Marquis de Lafayette (a few steps from this marker); Preserving the History of the Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The Royal Deux-Ponts Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2019
3. The Royal Deux-Ponts Memorial
The Royal Deux-Ponts Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2019
4. The Royal Deux-Ponts Memorial
The Royal Deux-Ponts Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 8, 2019
5. The Royal Deux-Ponts Memorial
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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