The Route to Victory
By 1780, the Americans found their War for Independence at a stalemate. France had previously provided America with supplies and money, but now French ground forces were sent to help turn the tide of the War. General Rochambeau and the French Army allied with General Washington and the Continental Army, journeying hundreds of miles to a victory at Yorktown and, ultimately, the War.
Did You Know?
George Washington left Mount Vernon in 1775 to become Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. He was not able to return home again until September 9, 1781, while en route to the siege of Yorktown. He was only able to stay three days.