American Wagon Train Campsite 8, Lauzun’s Legion Campsite 1 (north), and French Army Campsite 7 (north) at Littlepage’s Bridge


Hanover, VA

Who?:  American and French
Units:  American Wagon Train in 1781, and Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively in 1782
Direction:  Both
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia in 1781, Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) and winter quarters 1782/83 in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun's Legion) in 1782
Date:  September 28/29, 1781 (American Wagon Train ), July 5/6, 1782 (Lauzun's Legion), July 8-11, 1782 (French infantry)
Public Access:  No

The American Wagon Train camped here on its way to Williamsburg on 28/29 September 1781. French forces under comte de Rochambeau camped here July 7-10, 1782, their seventh camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782. The Legion departed winter quarters in Charlotte Courthouse on June 10, 1782, for Amelia Courthouse. Petersburg was reached on June 17; on July 1, it departed via Richmond on July 5, 1782, to its Camp 1 two miles past Littlepage’s Bridge. Here Lauzun’s and Rochambeau’s routes merge; Lauzun’s camp for July 5/6 is more or less identical to that of Rochambeau’s infantry from July 8-11, 1782, Camp 7 (north).