Rochambeau Monument (Newport, Rhode Island)

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Rochambeau Monument & Statue (Newport, RI)
United States
Rochambeau statue, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.JPG
Rochambeau Monument in King Park
For Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau
Unveiled 1934
Location 41°28′37″N 71°19′18″W / 41.476885°N 71.321664°W / 41.476885; -71.321664Coordinates: 41°28′37″N 71°19′18″W / 41.476885°N 71.321664°W / 41.476885; -71.321664
near Newport, RI
Rochambeau
Cartoon anonymous American in 1780 on the Count de Rochambeau during a parade of French troops at Newport

Rochambeau Statue and Memorial is a monument to French nobleman and General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, who was a key commander of the French forces who assisted the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The monument is located on the waterfront in King Park, along the southern edge of Newport Harbor, near Brenton Cove and Fort Adams state park and was erected in 1934.[1]

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