The Path to History

The Path to History (HM25VD)

Location: Morristown, NJ 07960 Morris County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 47.779', W 74° 27.986'

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Morristown National Historical Park

On August 28, 1781, 5500 French troops under the command of General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau marched on the road before you on their way to Yorktown, Virginia. They had spent the previous night in Whippany, New Jersey. After passing through Morristown, they camped at Bullion's Tavern in present-day Bernards Township. General George Washington's Continental Army took a different route, slightly southeast, and spent the night of August 28th in nearby Chatham.The Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail follows the routes used in 1781 and 1782 by the American and French forces to travel to and from the successful siege of Yorktown, Virginia. In a decisive victory, they captured the British Army under General Charles Cornwallis, who surrendered on October 19, 1781. This network of roads and water trails travels over 700 miles through nine states and the District of Columbia.Take this Revolutionary Route and explore historic sites and communities that once hosted Revolutionary War soldiers. Learn the stories of people who helped pave the way to victory and an independent United States.For more information about this National Historic Trail, visit: www.nps.gov/waro< Sidebar: >A Powerful PartnershipGeorge Washington: 1732 - 1799Congress chose



George Washington to command the Continental Army in 1775. His strategic insight and leadership culminated in American independence. After the war, Washington resigned his military command. He became the first President of the United States in 1789.Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau: 1725 - 1807The French nobleman and distinguished officer was appointed commander of the French Army sent to America in 1780 to fight the British. After success there, he continued his military career until 1792. Arrested in 1794 during the French Revolution, he was released later that year and retired to his estates.
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 545011 N 4516283
Decimal Degrees40.79631667, -74.46643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.779', W 74° 27.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 46.74" N, 74° 27' 59.16" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 908, 862
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Washington Pl, Morristown NJ 07960, US
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