American, and French Army Campsite 31 (south), at Roger’s Tavern

Location

259 Broad St.
Perryville, MD 21903

Who?:  French and American
Units:  Continental Army units and Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Direction:  South
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia (French Infantry) and Gloucester Courthouse (Lauzun's hussars)
Date:  September 9/10, 1781
Public Access:  Yes
Phone Number:  410-642-6066

John Rogers purchased the tavern in 1781. It was here that Rochambeau, Washington and the rest of the Allied Army crossed the Susquehanna River at the ferry located nearby. Just a short drive down Rt. 7 takes you to Perry Point, the approximate site of the lower ferry across the Susquehanna.

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