French Infantry Campsites 1 (south), and 51 (north) in Providence


Providence, RI

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery and Lauzun's Infantry in 1781
Direction:  north
Destination:  White Plains, New York and Yorktown, Virginia in 1781, Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) in 1782
Date:  June 12-22, 1781 and November 10-14, 1782
Public Access:  1
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French forces under comte de Rochambeau camped here June 12-21, 1781, before setting out for White Plains, New York to join the Continental Army under General Washington. French forces camped here again in November 1782, their fifty-first camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782.

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