French Army Campsite 18 (north) at Snowden’s Iron Works


Laurel, 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 22-25, 1782
Public Access:  No

Having crossed the Potomac, French forces encamp at Snowden’s Iron Works, their eighteenth camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782, on their way to a long encampment at Baltimore.