Bolton Historical Society
Bolton, Connecticut


225th Anniversary of Rochambeau's March Through Bolton
And Encampment at the Minister's (Rose) Farm

June 24, 2006


CT Rep. Pam Sawyer, Selectman Don Palmer, U.S. Rep. John Larson,
Eagle Scout Drew Barnes, First Selectman Bob Morra, Selectman Leslie Shea
 
Governor's Foot Guard
Governor's Foot Guard, followed by Connecticut 2nd Dragoons and French Unit
 
French unit, the Bourbonnais, followed by Continental unit. The Bourbonnais division was led by the Comte de Rochambeau and his son and was the first division to camp in Bolton.
 
Sons of the American Revolution Continental unit
 
The United Train of Artillery (UTA) from Rhode Island
 
Sons of the American Revolution Continental line
(Richard Swartwout, head of the 6th Continental, at left)
 
Richard Swartwout, head of the 6th Continental.
He is leading the march across Connecticut this year.
(French unit behind him)
 
Dragoons of Sheldon's Light Horse Regiment
Dragoons of Sheldon's Light Horse Regiment
(Bolton resident Jamie Klim at center)
 
Camp Followers
Dragoon Dave Loda, standing to the left of the flag, is a Bolton resident.
 
Governor's Foot Guard passing reviewing stand,
followed by Connecticut 2nd Dragoons and Continental unit
 
Continental unit passing reviewing stand
 
Reviewing Stand -- Front Row, L to R: Camille Rochambeau, Jean Rochambeau, Eric Rochambeau, Tony Sobol, George Maneggia, Congressman John Larson, Lt. Gov. Kevin Sullivan, Rep. Pam Sawyer, Town Clerk Susan DePold at podium, First Selectman Bob Morra, Bolton Historical Society President John Toomey
 
Connecticut Dragoons with Eric, Jean and Camille Rochambeau.
Eric is a seventh generation descendant of the Comte de Rochambeau.
 
Historic Site Marker dedication
(Bolton Historian Hans DePold in French Colonel's uniform, Mary Donohue of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, Rep. Pam Sawyer, Dragoon Capt. Sal Tarantino, Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan)
 
Eric Rochambeau and Capt. Sal Tarantino at Dragoon's Libation Ceremony
 
Bolton veterans sharing in the Libation Ceremony. It is a special mixture of Madeira and other ingredients that Gen. Washington liked. The libation is finally shared with fallen soldiers by being poured on the earth.
 
French Bourbonnais unit passing reviewing stand
 
Dragoons passing reviewing stand
 
L to R: Congressman John Larson; Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan; Rep. Pam Sawyer; First Selectman Bob Morra; Town Clerk Susan DePold; Historical Society President John Toomey; Rev. Julia Williamson
 

Photos by Eileen Stanley unless otherwise noted





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