French Army Campsite 17 (north) Bladensburg


Hyattsville, MD

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively
Direction:  north
Destination:  Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) and winterquarters in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun's Legion)
Date:  July 17-19, 1782 (Lauzun's Legion), July 19-24, 1782 (French infantry)
Public Access:  1

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.