French Army Campsite 1 (north) at Drinking Spring


Williamsburg, VA

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Direction:  north
Destination:  Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts.
Date:  July 1-4, 1782
Public Access:  1

French forces under comte de Rochambeau camped near Drinking Spring on July 1-4, 1782, their first camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia,on July 1, 1782. French forces are on their march north to re-join the Continental Army outside New York City, New York.