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Rochambeau at Princeton
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ROCHAMBEAU AT PRINCETON
Dr. Robert Selig, an expert on Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, will be giving a presentation on Rochambeau and the French expeditionary force he led through Princeton in August 1781 to help the Continental Army capture Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. Marching from Phillipsburg, NY, across New Jersey on separate routes, the allied forces united just north of Princeton, followed by the encampment of Rochambeau’s army of 5,000 men on the grounds of Morven on August 29-31, 1781. (There is a monument to this encampment on the grounds of Trinity Church). The following summer, Rochambeau and his army returned back through Princeton from Virginia, and received the resounding applause of the American people as they marched. This event is brought you by a partnership between the Morven Museum and Garden, Princeton Battlefield Society, and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route-NJ Association (W3R-NJ) part of the designated National Historic Trail.
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