Continental Army (center column), and Lauzun’s Legion Campsites in New Brunswick


New Brunswick, NJ

Who?:  American
Units:  General Benjamin Lincoln with Colonel Alexander Scammell's Light infantry and the First New York Regiment in 1781, Lauzun's Legion in 1782
Direction:  Both
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia in 1781, and Newburgh, New York in 1782, Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to winter quarters 1782/83 in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun's Legion) in 1782
Date:  August 29/30, 1781 and September 7/8, 1782
Public Access:  Yes

Campsite of the American Center Column August 29/30, 1781; description of 1782 camp “behind a bridge across the Raritan River.” The exact location of this campsite is unknown but was most likely identical with the campsite of General Lincoln’s column of August 29/30, 1781, at Raritan Landing.