French Army Campsites 29 (south), and 25 (north) in Newport

Location


Newport, DE

Who?:  French
Units:  Soissonnois, Saintonge Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery (1781); all of Rochambeau's army in 1782
Direction:  Both
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia (Continental Army and French Infantry) and Gloucester Courthouse (Lauzun's hussars) in 1781, Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) and winter quarters in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun hussars)
Date:  September 7/8, 1781; August 29-31, 1782
Public Access:  No
Phone Number:  

Coming from Chester, Pennsylvania, the Second Division of the French Army, more than 2,000 officers and men up to 1,000 horses, oxen, marched through Wilmington and camped on this site on September 6/7, 1781; coming from Elkton, Maryland, the First Division of the French Army, more than 2,000 officers and men up to 1,000 horses and oxen, camped on this site on August 29/30, 1782. The Second Division camped here the following night of August 30/31, 1782.