Two Narratives of the French Army’s March to Yorktown in 1781

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Two Narratives of the French Army’s March to Yorktown in 1781
Rachel Jirka
Research Services Librarian, The American Revolution Institute
August 14, 2015
00:25:57

Ms. Jirka shares two manuscript narratives of the French army’s march to Yorktown in 1781 from the library collections of the American Revolution Institute, written by Henri-Dominique de Palys, chevalier de Montrepos, and Robert Guillaume, baron de Dillon. These narratives describe the French experience marching south from Newport, Rhode Island, and include the men’s personal impressions of the terrain, the American people and of George Washington himself.

Video courtesy of C-SPAN’s American History TV