Regiment Royal Deux-Ponts (Zweibr?cken)

Regiment Royal Deux-Ponts (Zweibr?cken) (HM75C)

Location: Yorktown, VA 23690 York County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 13.852', W 76° 32.624'

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1781 Siege of Yorktown

— Colonial National Historical Park —

"With troops so good, so brave, and so disciplined as those that I have the honor to lead against the enemy, one can undertake anything, and be sure of succeeding ? "
Colonel en Second Guillaume des Deux-Ponts.


The Zweibr?cken Regiment was raised in the German Duchy of Zweibr?cken and served in the French army under the designation "Regiment de Royal Deux-Ponts, un Regiment d'Infanterie Allemande."

The regiment earned distinction at the Siege of Yorktown when its grenadier and chasseur companies from the G?tinais Regiment, successfully assailed a British outer work, Redoubt 9, on October 14. With German auxiliary troops making up part of the defending forces at Redoubt 9, the Regiment Royal Deux-Ponts was put in the position of attacking fellow Germans. The victorious assaults enabled General Washington to complete his Second Siege Line end ensured the defeat of the British. Recognizing the important role the Regiment Royal Deux-Ponts played in the siege, General Washington awarded them one of the artillery pieces captured at Redoubt 9 "as a testimony of their gallantry in storming the enemy's redoubt."
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HM NumberHM75C
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Placed ByColonial National Historical Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10:10pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 363056 N 4121600
Decimal Degrees37.23086667, -76.54373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.852', W 76° 32.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 51.12" N, 76° 32' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6644 Battlefield Tour Road, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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