Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Historic Tail
—Road to Victory —Coming from their camp at White Marsh in the early afternoon of Wednesday, 12 September 1781, the First Brigade of French forces, consisting of the infantry regiments Bourbonnais and Royal Deux-Ponts marched into Baltimore on Pulaski Highway [US Route 40]. Once they were joined the next day by the Regiments Soissonnais and Saintonge, close to 4,000 French soldiers were resting in three campsites in and around Baltimore: at Ridgely's Delight (today's Camden Yards), the largest of the three encampment sites, at Howard's Woods on the northwest corner of North Charles and Mulberry streets, and along Harford Run in Jonestown on the western outskirts of Fells Point/eastern side of the Inner Harbor area. On their way they passed the recently completed Friends' meeting House, now the oldest religious meeting place in the city. In 1781, Baltimore's first Quaker meeting house was led by the famous Abolitionist Quaker Elisha Tyson.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 361944 N 4350304|
|Decimal Degrees||39.29111667, -76.60086667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 17.467', W 76° 36.052'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 17' 28.02" N, 76° 36' 3.12" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 410, 443|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1121-1123 E Baltimore St, Baltimore MD 21202, US|
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