French Infantry Campsites 6 (south), and 45 (north) in East Hartford

Location

Elizabeth Shea Park; 201 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 6118

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Direction:  both
Destination:  White Plains, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry)
Date:  22 – 27 June 1781 and 29 October to 4 November 1782
Public Access:  1
Phone Number:  

French forces camped twice in East Hartford, in June 1781 on the way to White Plains, New York, and in late October/early November 1782 on their way to Boston.

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