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Rochambeau

 
 
Rochambeau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. Rochambeau Marker
Inscription.
[ Left Marker : ]
On June eighteenth, 1781, General Rochambeau left Newport with his army to join the American forces on the Hudson, and on August nineteenth, 1781, the combined armies under command of General Washington began their victorious march to Yorktown.
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This tablet presented by
Forsyth – Wickes

[ Right & Back Markers : ]
To Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur Count de Rochambeau Marshal of France 1725 – 1807, Commander-in-Chief of the French Army at the siege of Yorktown – October 6th, 1781

Presented to the City of Newport by
Kingsley Macomber – Paris, France
Dedicated July 13th, 1934
Mortimer A. Sullivan – Mayor City of Newport
Willing Spencer – Chairman, Dedication Committee
Rededicated on this site July 4th, 1940
Hon. Perry Belmont – Chairman

 
Erected 1934 by Kingsley Macomber – Paris, France.
 
Location. 41° 28.613′ N, 71° 19.299′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Wellington Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the waterfront in Kings Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Rochambeau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Rochambeau Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial to the French Fleet (a few steps from this marker); Newport Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Joseph M. Martin (approx. half a mile away); Fort Adams (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Fort Adams (approx. 0.8 miles away); Understanding the Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); Erich A. OD. Taylor (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jonathan Gibbs House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
More about this marker. Monument consists of a statue of Rochambeau atop a granite pedestal.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Rochanbeau. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Left of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Marker on Left of Monument
Marker on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Marker on Back of Monument
Marker on Right of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
5. Marker on Right of Monument
This marker has identical text as the one on the back of the monument.
Rochambeau image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
6. Rochambeau
Rochambeau points towards Newport Harbor, where the French fleet anchored while in Newport.
Rochambeau Statue in Kings Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
7. Rochambeau Statue in Kings Park
The statue of General Rochambeau stands at the location where he and the French forces first arrived in America in the summer of 1780, during the American Revolution.
Sculptor's Mark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
8. Sculptor's Mark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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