240th Anniv. of Revolutionary Victory March to Yorktown - Aug. 28

240th Anniv. of Revolutionary Victory March to Yorktown – Aug. 28

Posted on August 17, 2021

Saturday August 28th   10 AM – 4 PM

8 Miles of Canal Road Reserved for Walking, Biking, and Revolutionary War Reenactors

The Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition is hosting a community event on August 28 to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the march through New Jersey during the American Revolution.  Franklin Township will close 8 miles of Canal Road to motor vehicle traffic from 10am to 4pm, and host a “walk and roll” event, where folks can walk, jog, cycle, etc. along the Scenic Byway.  There will also be Revolutionary War reenactors at various times throughout the event.  More details online at:  https://www.millstonevalley.org/240thAnniversary.html


The Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition (MVPC) is teaming up with Franklin Township on August 28th to commemorate the 700-mile victory march of American and French troops along the Millstone River 240 years ago. Thousands of troops under the American General, George Washington, and the allied French General, Comte de Rochambeau marched through New Jersey in August 1781 on their way to the final major victory in the Revolutionary War in October at Yorktown, Virginia.

The march is memorialized by the National Park Service’s Washington Rochambeau National Historic Trail that stretches from New England to Virginia. The trail follows public roadways such as River Road in Hillsborough and Montgomery, and Canal Road in Franklin Township. Troops crossed the river twice, at the one-lane Griggstown Causeway bridge, and again at Route 518 near Rocky Hill.

In the morning, a Trenton-based group will interpret the First Rhode Island Regiment, a mixed-race American unit that marched the trail and fought at Yorktown. In the afternoon, two reenactors will interpret the French Officers Rochambeau and Chastellux, who led allied French troops who played a crucial role in the American victory.

For more info, go to: https://millstonevalley.org/


Source: Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition