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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington-Rochambeau Route

Alexandria Encampment

 
 
Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2008
1. Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker
Inscription. Most of the American and French armies set sail from three ports in Maryland—Annapolis, Baltimore, and Head of Elk—in mid-Sept. 1781 to besiege the British army in Yorktown. The allied supply-wagon traln proceeded overland to Yorktown, its itinerary divided into segments called “Marches.” Its “Fourth March” was from Georgetown to Alexandria; the wagons took two days, 24-25 Sept., to cross the Potomac and reunite in Virginia. The Alexandria camp was roughly a half-mile in area, located north of Oronoco Street and bisected by Washington Street. The train left Alexandria on 26 Sept.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-106.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.578′ N, 77° 2.747′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Oronoco Street and North Washington Street (Virginia Route 400), on the left when traveling east on Oronoco Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee-Fendall House (a few steps from this marker); a
Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2008
2. Washington-Rochambeau Route Marker
different marker also named Lee-Fendall House (a few steps from this marker); Home of Edmund Jennings Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee’s Boyhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexandria Library Sit-In (about 800 feet away); Lloyd House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Robinson Library -1940 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
This and the Lee-Fendall House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2008
3. This and the Lee-Fendall House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,957 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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