I have the honor to send to your Excellency an open packet for the Count de Rochambeau.
“Is it possible that Rochambeau should be in the way,” asked Thérèse.
De Grasse now had orders to act in concert with Washington and Rochambeau, against the common enemy.
"These people are at the end of their resources," wrote Rochambeau in March.
One commanded a battalion under Rochambeau at the siege of Yorktown.
After breakfast, Washington went on with Rochambeau to the fort.
Rochambeau, it was said, had been purposely created to understand Washington, but as yet the two leaders had not met.
None save Washington and Rochambeau knew whither they were going.
With his usual clear-headedness, Rochambeau did the necessary thing on each point.
Gen. Rochambeau is said to have worn body armor at the siege of Yorktown.