Continental Army, and French Army Campsites 24 (south), and 30 (north), in Princeton


Princeton, NJ

Who?:  American and French
Units:  Continental Army, Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively. All Continental Army units on their way to Yorktown consecutively.
Direction:  Both
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia (Continental Army and French infantry) and Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia (hussars of Lauzun's Legion) 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:  August 30/31, 1781 (American) and August 31- September 1, 1781 (French)
Public Access:  Yes

This American campsite of August 30/31, 1781, and connected resources are (most likely) identical with the place where the French Army would camp the following day, its twenty-fourth camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781.