The March to Yorktown

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The March to Yorktown
Robert Selig
July 16, 2015

Robert Selig traces the epic 1781-1782 march of French forces under the comte de Rochambeau to and from Yorktown, alongside their American allies led by George Washington, as they traveled from Newport, Rhode Island, and West Point, New York, to Virginia in 1781 and back north to Newburgh, New York, and Boston in 1782. How did they move the two armies hundreds of miles in what became the largest troop movement in the American Revolution? How long did it take? How did they restock supplies?

Video courtesy of C-SPAN’s American History TV