Rochambeau; A Commemoration by the Congress of the United States of America of the Services of the French Auxiliary Forces in the War of Independence

Rochambeau; A Commemoration by the Congress of the United States of America of the Services of the French Auxiliary Forces in the War of Independence

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...He therefore hastened La Peyrouse to embark at Brest on one of his fleetest frigates for America, taking with him the 1,500,000 francs which had been held there in expectation of going out with the promised second division. LAFAYETTE EN ROUTE The exp dition under Lafayette reached the Head of Elk in Maryland on March 3, four days earlier than was calculated. There it was learned of the return of M. de Tilly to Newport and of the proposed early departure of another squadron under M. Destouches with the same object in view. As active operations were impracticable until the presence of French ships in the bay, leaving his command, the Marquis himself proceeded to the headquarters of Baron Steuben at Williamsburg, Va., for conference. From there, on March 23, he informed Washington concerning his march and of the situation. In order to give the departure of the French fleet to the Chesapeake his personal recognition, Washington determined to proceed at once to Newport. FRENCH HONORS FOR WASHINGTON In furtherance of this plan, leaving General Heath iu command of the army during his absence, the chief started from headquarters on the 2d of March and reached Conanicut at 2 p. m. on the 6th. Here he found the French admiral's barge awaiting him, in which he was conveyed to the Due de Bourgogne, flagship. There were assembled Rochambb;au and Destouches and the general officers of the army and commodores and captains of the fleet. To give eclat to the scene the grenadiers of Regiment Bourbonnais, with De Viomenil at their head, were already aboard, having embarked earlier in the day. After an interchange of compliments and hospitalities, the chief left the flagship for the shore, being honored by a salute as he went over the side. Landing at Barney...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651968X
  • 9781236519689