French Infantry Campsite 54 (north) in Dedham


Dedham, MA

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Direction:  north
Destination:  Boston. Massachusetts (French infantry)
Date:  December 2-5, 1782
Public Access:  1
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French Camp 54 since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia,on July 1, 1782, was the last campsite for the French troops as they marched north toward the transport fleet in Boston. The Charles River (half a mile to the north) provided water for the troops and their horses and oxen.