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Stony Point in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Path to Victory

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, November 7, 2019
1. The Path to Victory Marker
The main illustrations show the encampment of the French Army at East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1782; and The National Historic Trail Route
Inscription.  
In 1781, the American and French allies combined their armies at a pivotal turning point in the Revolutionary War. Under the command of General George Washington and French General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, the armies marched south to lay siege to Yorktown, Virginia. In a decisive victory, they captured the British Army under Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis. This single campaign assured American independence.

The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail follows the routes used between 1781 and 1783 by allied American and French forces to and from the successful siege of Yorktown, Virginia. This network or roads and water trails winds over 700 miles through nine states and the District of Columbia.

Take this Revolutionary Route and explore historic sites and communities that once hosted Revolutionary War soldiers. Learn the stories of people who helped pave the way to victory and an independent United States.

For more information about this National Historic Trail, visit: www.nps.gov/waro
 
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By Larry Gertner, November 7, 2019
2. The Path to Victory Marker
The three NPS waysides overlook this narrowing of the Hudson River and the strategic crossing.
Parks Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 41° 14.571′ N, 73° 58.53′ W. Marker is in Stony Point, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Battlefield Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, Stony Point NY 10980, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Intrigue at King’s Ferry (here, next to this marker); A Crucial Crossing (here, next to this marker); Fraser’s Highlanders (within shouting distance of this marker); British Defenses: The Outer Works (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The British Occupy Stony Point (about 500 feet away); 17th British Regiment of Foot (about 500 feet away); The American Strategy (about 500 feet away); Stony Point Battlefield (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stony Point.
 
Regarding The Path to Victory. One of three wayside markers belonging to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail series. They replace an earlier site-specific battlefield marker.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Path to Victory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 7, 2019
3. The Path to Victory Marker
Two other NPS waysides share the site.
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By Larry Gertner, November 7, 2019
4. Inset
Local roads in The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail
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By Larry Gertner, November 7, 2019
5. Inset
"A Powerful Partnership"; Washington & Rochambeau
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 22, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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