French Army Campsite 17 (north) Bladensburg

Having crossed the Potomac, French forces encamp at Bladensburg, their seventeenth camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782, on their way to a long encampment at Baltimore.

Units
Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery and Lauzun’s Legion consecutively
Date
Direction
Destination
north
Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) and winterquarters in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun’s Legion)
Latitude
Longitude
38.94828905
-76.94587568
Address
Zipcode
City
State
Hyattsville
MD
Phone Number