Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On to Yorktown
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Historic Tail
—Road to Victory —
One of comte de Rochambeau's units was the German-speaking Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment. In his Reisebeschreibung von America, his account of 30 months of service in America, Private George Daniel Flohr fondly remembered his days in Baltimore: On the 12th we made 20 miles to Baltimore, a German city of respectable size, very much determined by trade because of its convenient harbor which via a wide river reaches
Though it was too late for Mary Katherine Goddard to announce the arrival of French forces in the Tuesday edition of her Maryland journal and Baltimore Advertiser, she carried the news in her next, issue of 18 September:
"Early on Sunday Morning last his most Christian Majesty's Forces consisting of several Thousand choice Troops (who arrived here on Tuesday last) attended by several Generals and other Officers of Distinction,· marched for Annapolis, where they are to embark with all possible Expedition, for Virginia. The Behavior of every Corps during their stay here, deserves, universal Applause."
Ten days later, on 28 September, these same troops and their American allies laid siege to Lord Cornwallis before Yorktown.
Location. 39° 17.467′ N, 76° 36.052′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on East Baltimore Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker McKim Free School (a few steps from this marker); 1781 Friends Meeting House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lloyd Street Synagogue (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Lloyd Street Synagogue (about 300 feet away); 1029 East Baltimore Street (about 400 feet away); B'nai Israel Synagogue (about 500 feet away); 1023 East Baltimore Street (about 500 feet away); 1017 - 1021 East Baltimore Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.