French Wagon Train Campsite 4, and French Infantry Campsite 12 (north) at Peyton’s Ordinary

Location


Falmouth, VA

Who?:  French
Units:  Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Direction:  Both
Destination:  Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts in 1782.
Date:  French Wagon Train September 28/29, 1781, and July 15-17, 1782, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Public Access:  No
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French forces under comte de Rochambeau camped here July 15-19, 1782, their twelfth camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia,on July 1, 1782. French forces are on their march north to re-join the Continental Army outside New York City, New York. On July 14/15, 1782, the Bourbonnois Regiment had camped at Garrot’s Tavern but since there had been insufficient water supply these three regiments camped south of Garrot’s Tavern at Peyton’s Tavern on Austin’s Run.