French Infantry Campsite 2 (south), and 50 (north) at Waterman’s Tavern

Location

283 Maple Valley Rd
Coventry, RI 2816

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry and regimental artillery
Direction:  Both
Destination:  White Plains, New York and Yorktown, Virginia in 1781, Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) in 1782
Date:  June 18-22, 1781 and November 9-11, 1782
Public Access:  No
Phone Number:  

French forces under the comte de Rochambeau encamped here June 18-22, 1781, their second camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island,on June 18, 1781 on their way to White Plains, New York. They encamped here on November 9-11, 1782, their fiftieth camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782, on their march to Boston.