French Infantry Campsites 5 (south) in Bolton

Location

266 Bolton Center Rd
Bolton, CT 6043

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Direction:  both
Destination:  White Plains, New York and Yorktown, Virginia (French infantry) in 1781, Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) in 1782
Date:  June 21-25, 1781, and November 4/5, 1782
Public Access:  1
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French forces under the comte de Rochambeau camped here on the right-hand (north) side of Bolton Center Road along the so-called “Rose Farm” from 21 June through 25 June 1781, their fifth camp on their way to White Plains.

For information on the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail provided by the friends’ group W3R-US click here: http://www.w3r-us.org/

For additional information on the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail provided by the National Park Service click here: https://www.nps.gov/waro/index.htm

For a timeline of the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail in Connecticut click here: Timeline

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