House creates trail following Washington's Revolutionary War march to

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The 600-mile route taken by the armies of Gen. George Washington and his French partner in the climactic campaign of the Revolutionary War would become a national historic trail under legislation passed by the House Thursday.

The trail, along existing roads and waterways in eight states from Rhode Island to Virginia, commemorates the 1781 march of Washington's Continental Army and the Expedition Particuliere of French Count Rochambeau that culminated in the surrender of British Gen. Charles Lord Cornwallis to Washington at Yorktown, Va., on Oct. 19 of that year.

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