Alexandria EncampmentMost 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322370 N 4297639|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80963333, -77.04578333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.578', W 77° 2.747'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 34.68" N, 77° 2' 44.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 609-699 Oronoco St, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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