Historic America

Historic America Providence Rhode Island


Stock #: 25546
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Providence
State: Rhode Island (RI)
County: Providence
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Memorials in Graniteand Bronze to our French allies in the Revoluytion, Providence R.I. French Memorial, North Burial Ground, Between North Main St., and Branch Ave., Providence, R.I. French Memorial North Burial Ground, French Camp Ground Marker, Summit Ave. and Brewster St. Bronze Tablet University Hall Brown University. Monument over the graves of 100 French soldiers who died during the encampment of Rochambeau's troops in Providence. 1780 - 1782. The monument was dedicated with imposing ceremony July 4, 1882. The east panel is inscribed; "Our french Allies in the Revolution," the north panel "Tribute of the People. Decorated by the French Delegation Nov. 1, 1881." Marshal Ferdinand Foch decorated the Monument forty years later - Nov. 13, 1921. French Camp Ground Marker, Summit Ave,, and Brewster St., East of North Burial Ground. "On this ground ... the French troops, commanded by Court Rochambeau, were encamped in 1781 on their march from Newport to Yorktown and in 1782 on their march from Yorktown to Boston, where they embarked for France." Bronze Tablet on University Hall, Brown University Commemorating the occupation of the building by the American forces and French allies. (See "Old Front Row" Brown University card.)
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