Continental Army, and French Army Campsite 37 (north), at Peekskill


Peekskill, NY

Who?:  American and French
Units:  Continental Army, and Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively
Direction:  Both
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia (Continental Army and French Infantry) and Gloucester Courthouse (Lauzun's hussars) 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:  July 20/21, 1781 (Continental Army) and September 17-23, 1782 (French forces)
Public Access:  No

French Camp 37 since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782, was established on the same spot where the Continental Army had encamped in July 1781 on its way to the Phillipsburg encampment. From September 17-23, 1782, French forces, with Lauzun’s Legion nearest the Hudson, occupied the hills along the north side of Crompond Road between Washington Street and Lafayette Avenue.