WASHINGTON ROCHAMBEAU ROUTE ALEXANDRIA ENCAMPMENT Most Of The American And Frenc ...
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Description: WASHINGTON ROCHAMBEAU ROUTE ALEXANDRIA ENCAMPMENT Most of the American and French armies set sail from three ports in Maryland Annapolis , Baltimore , and Head of Elk in mid Sept . 1781 to besiege the British army in Yorktown . The allied supply wagon train proceeded overland to Yorktown , its itinerary divided into segments called " Marches . " Its " Fourth March " was from Georgetown to Alexandria ; the wagons took two days , 24 25 Sept . , to cross the Potomac and reunite in Virginia . The Alexandria camp was roughly a half mile in area , located north of Oronoco Street bisected by Washington Street . The train left Alexandria on 26 Sept . Department of Historic Resources , 1998