Washington-Rochambeau Route

Washington-Rochambeau Route (HM5EM)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.578', W 77° 2.747'

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Alexandria Encampment

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.
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HM NumberHM5EM
Series This marker is part of the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series
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Marker NumberE-106
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:26am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322370 N 4297639
Decimal Degrees38.80963333, -77.04578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.578', W 77° 2.747'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 34.68" N, 77° 2' 44.82" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 609-699 Oronoco St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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