Marion in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The Auxiliary French Armies
July 10, 1780 Jan 11, 1783
"We are your brothers. We shall
conduct ourselves as such with you.
We shall fight against our enemies
at your side as one and the same nation"
Quotation from General's letter
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General Rochambeau and 6000 French forces under his command camped here in June 1781 They then continued their march through Connecticut to join General Washington and the American troops in successfully defeating the British at the Battle of Yorktown.
The French forces again camped here in Nov 1782 after gallantly helping in our fight for independence.
General Count de Rochambeau was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati formed by General Washington and his officers in 1783 to perpetuate their fellowship.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
Location. 41° 34.177′ N, 72° 55.389′ W. Marker is in Marion, Connecticut Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion CT 06444, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forever Honored Forever Mourned (approx. ¾ mile away); Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (approx. 2.2 miles away); Maxwell Noble Drive (approx. 2½ miles away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 2½ miles away); Southington Recreation Park (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named Forever Honored Forever Mourned (approx. 2.7 miles away); Reverend Zygmunt Woroniecki (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Forever Honored Forever Mourned (approx. 2.8 miles away).
Regarding Rochambeau. Marion is the site of an encampment by the French general, Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau and his troops during the American Revolutionary War. In June 1781, the French troops under Rochambeau's command left Farmington and marched 13 miles to their eighth camp through Connecticut, near Asa Barnes's Tavern in the Marion section of Southington. They camped there for four days. Rochambeau and his officers took shelter in the tavern, and the troops set up camp on a hill on the other side
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Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,335 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 28, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 7. submitted on July 30, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.