“Following the French: Rochambeau’s Army in Virginia,” with John Maass

During the last major campaign of the Revolutionary War in 1781, over 8,000 French troops under Lt. Gen. Comte de Rochambeau marched from New York to Virginia to fight in the victorious siege of Yorktown led by George Washington. They marched and sailed over 400 miles alongside their American allies, then returned on foot the next year. Join museum educator John Maass on a tour of these historic sites in Virginia where the French army helped America win its independence.


Dr. John R. Maass is an education specialist at the National Museum of the United States Army. He received a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in early U.S. history and military history. A former U.S. Army Reserve officer, his most recent book is “The Battle of Guilford Courthouse: A Most Desperate Engagement” (2020).


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October 1, 2024 @ 19:00
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm (1h)

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