French Army Bivouac/Camp 15 (south) at Pines Bridge


Pines Bridge, NY

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively
Direction:  north
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia (French infantry) and Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia (Lauzun's hussars)
Date:  August 20/21, 1781
Public Access:  1

French forces bivouaced the night of August 20/21, 1781, its fifteenth camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781. The infantry bivouacked “in the mud all night in the pouring rain.”