General Washington in Newport. New Materials for the History of the American Revolution by J. Durant. Henry Holt, New York, 1889.

On March 6, 1781, General Washington visited Count de Rochambeau to consult with him concerning the operation of the troops under his command.


Plan de Rhodes-Island, et position de l'armée françoise a Newport. [1780] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress

Their journey was started on February 2, 1780, when King Louis XVI approved a plan, code-named the expédition particulière.

An Introduction

Rochambeau reviewing French Troops in America

On July 29, 1778 a French squadron sailed into Narragansett Bay. It created a military alliance between the United States and France.