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

Memorial To Two French Soldiers

 
 
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.
1781 1914
This memorial was erected by
Patriotic Citizens and Statesmen to
commemorate two French Soldiers
of Rochambeau's Army who volun-
teered to fight for American Indepen-
dence under Washington, enroute
from Newport to Yorktown, died and
were buried here, 1781.
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

 
Erected 1914.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
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
Small Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2010
2. Small Plaque
Connecticut
Washington-Rochambeau
Revolutionary Route
1780-1782
west. Touch for map. Located in East Farms Cemetery, a small hidden cemetery in the wooded area behind the house at 3092 East Main Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: Norris Street, Waterbury CT 06705, United States of America.
 
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. 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); POW / MIA Soldiers from Waterbury (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterbury.
 
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.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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