Rochambeau lands in Newport to assist Washington against the British
by Paul West
(Newport, Rhode Island)
General Rochambeau overlooking Newport Harbor
General Comte de Rochambeau arrived in my hometown of Newport, Rhode Island on July 11, 1780. He landed with 5000 French troops, and helped Washington plan attacks and direct operations against the British.
The Rochambeau Statue and Memorial, located in King Park, honors his assistance to our cause.
The older photo (from my grandfather's collection) was taken wherever the monument was worked on before being transported to its current location overlooking Newport Harbor.
In the wide shot, you can also see Ida Lewis Yacht Club and the Museum of Yachting (located at Fort Adams) in the background.
For more on the historic "City by the Sea", Newport, Rhode Island, check out my website: