Continental Army, and French Army Campsite 20 (south), in Pompton Plains


Pompton Plains, NJ

Who?:  American and French
Units:  Continental Artificers and Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Direction:  north
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia
Date:  August 24-26, 1781 (Baumann) and August 26-28, 1781 (French Infantry)
Public Access:  1

American forces under Major Sebastian Baumann camped here on 24 to 26 August 1781. On August 26-28, 1781, French forces camped on the same site, their twentieth camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781.