Comte de Rochambeau


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Noun1.Comte de Rochambeau - French general who commanded French troops in the American Revolution, notably at Yorktown (1725-1807)Comte de Rochambeau - French general who commanded French troops in the American Revolution, notably at Yorktown (1725-1807)
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Our cover image combines details of a model of the eighty-gun French ship of the line Due de Bourgogne, the flagship of the squadron that brought the comte de Rochambeau and his French troops in 1780 to fight for American independence.
With his loyal French subordinate Lieutenant General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, Washington personally supervised the discharge of the stocks from shipping along the James River, enabling them to bring to bear a formidable weight of firepower.
While the British held meetings, the armies of George Washington and Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, moved aggressively toward the goal of pinning down Cornwallis on a peninsula with his back to the sea so that the French Navy might have the opportunity to seal off Cornwallis's only avenue of escape.