French Infantry Campsites 7 (south), and 44 (north) in Farmington


Farmington, CT

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery consecutively
Direction:  north
Destination:  White Plains, New York and Yorktown, Virginia (French infantry) in 1781, Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) in 1782
Date:  June 25-28, 1781, and October 28/29, 1782.
Public Access:  1
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Site of French Camp 7 on June 25-28, 1781, since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781, and of Camp 44 on October 28/29, 1782, since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782. Clermont-Crèvecœur described “the village, tucked into the bottom of a pleasant valley, very pretty” where “much woolen cloth is manufactured.” Rochambeau and some of his officers boarded at Phinehas Lewis’ Elm Tree Inn, others stayed at Peter Curtis’ Tavern, while the troops camped on the plains south of Farmington.