Robert Selig talks about the routes taken by American soldiers under George Washington and French forces under Comte de Rochambeau, to Yorktown, Virginia, where in 1781 they defeated the British army and ended the American Revolution. The routes–part of which crossed the Potomac and traversed northern Virginia–now constitute the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail.

The Arlington Historical Society hosted Dr. Selig in July of 2019 at one of the monthly free monthly public programs. Although the AHS presentation was not recorded, the overwhelming majority of what Dr. Selig discussed is recorded here by C-SPAN in a presentation he did in DC in 2015 at the Society of the Cincinnati.

Robert Selig is a historian to the National Park Service for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Project. He is also the historian for American Battlefield Protection Programs. He has published several books on the American War of Independence and has written more than 100 history articles in popular history magazines and academic journals. Dr. Robert A. Selig earned a Ph.D. in history from the Universität Würzburg in Germany in 1988.

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