French Infantry Campsites 8 (south), and 43 (north) at Asa Barnes Tavern/Levi B. Frost House


1089 Marion Ave
Southington, CT 6479

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 26-29, 1781, and October 27/28 1782
Public Access:  1
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The troops all arrived at the site their eight camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781, early, the Bourbonnois infantry regiment started setting up camp at 8:00 a.m., and after a good days’ rest, they were ready for some fun. Private Flohr entered into his diary: “On the 28th (i.e., June 27) we marched 13 miles to Barnes’ Tavern, an inn along the road. We set up our camp very close to it.” French forces encamped here agian on October 26/27, 1782, their fourty-third camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782,