Lecture takes attendees on journey through American Revolution troop movements

Plenty of people know about the Siege of Yorktown, the last major battle of the American Revolution that ended in a decisive victory by American and French troops over British forces in October 1781.

But the march from the battlefield was an undertaking all its own.

How that logistical challenge was tackled is the subject of a lecture to be given by Robert Selig, an expert on the soldiers under the command of French military officer Comte de Rochambeau, at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, according to a National Park Service news release.

The talk focuses on the northward march undertaken by French troops in July 1782 to New England and the logistical problems they faced, as well as how to identify 18th century road patterns on modern maps.

The lecture takes place 2 p.m. Saturday at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Reservations aren’t required and the event is free. Saturday is a federal fee-free day, meaning admission to all national parks is waived.

For more information, call 757-898-2410.

Want to go?

When: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway.

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