French Infantry Campsite 40 (north) in Danbury

Location


Danbury, CT

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Direction:  north
Destination:  Boston. Massachusetts (French infantry)
Date:  October 22/23, 1782
Public Access:  1
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Coming from their long encampment near Hunt’s Tavern, French forces back-track the routes they had taken in June 1781 to White Plains, New York. The camp in Salem Center is their thirty-ninth camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782.

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