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Waterbury in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Memorial To Two French Soldiers

1781 - 1914

 
 
Memorial To Two French Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2010
1. Memorial To Two French Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  This memorial was erected by Patriotic Citizens and Statesmen to commemorate two French Soldiers of Rochambeau's Army who volunteered to fight for American Independence under Washington, enroute from Newport to Yorktown, died and were buried here, 1781.
 
Erected 1914.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists.
 
Location. 41° 32.711′ N, 72° 59.012′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Located in East Farms Cemetery, a small hidden cemetery in the wooded area behind the house at 3092 East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Norris Street, Waterbury CT 06705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Liberty – Victory House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hamilton Park (approx.
Small Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2010
2. Small Plaque
Connecticut
Washington-Rochambeau
Revolutionary Route
1780-1782
1.9 miles away); Site of the First Meeting House (approx. 3 miles away); Prospect (approx. 3 miles away); Prospect Soldiers' Monument (approx. 3 miles away); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (approx. 3.1 miles away); UNICO National (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fortified House Of Ensign Stanley (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterbury.
 
More about this marker.
[Contributor information on the marker:]
Contributors
Govs. Baldwin, Conn. Dunne, Ill. (native of
Waterbury) Glynn, N.Y. McGovern, Wis.
McCreary, Ky.
U.S. Senators of Conn. F.B. Brandegee,
G.P. McLean, Senator Irving H. Chase, Conn.
Congressmen of Conn. A. Lonergan,
B.F. Mahan, T.L. Reilly, Wm. Kennedy
Martin Scully, Mayor of Waterbury
Alfred J. Wolfe, Pres. Bd. Aldermen,
F.P. Guilfoile, Corp. Counsel
School Children and Teachers
Portarlington Designer
Committee of Erection
D.H. Tierney
Chas. S. Miller
Ervis E. Wright
Erected Aug. 1914

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A photo of this memorial is seen on the Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Marker.
 
Memorial To Two French Soldiers Marker in the East Farms Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2010
3. Memorial To Two French Soldiers Marker in the East Farms Cemetery
Sign on East Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2010
4. Sign on East Main Street
This sign guides you to the hidden East Farms Cemetery.
Sign on East Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2010
5. Sign on East Main Street
Historic Site
Burial Place of
Two French Soldiers
with Rochambeau's Army
During American Revolution
DAR 1965
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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