French Army Campsite 26 (north) in Chester

Coming from Wilmington, Lauzun’s Legion is the first French unit to enter Pennsylvania and to encamp in Chester on August 29, 1782. Rochambeau’s infantry enters the camp at Chester, its twenty-sixth camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782, on August 30, 1782.

Units
Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery and Lauzun’s Legion consecutively
Date
Direction
Destination
north
Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) and winter quarters 1782/83 in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun’s Legion)
Latitude
Longitude
39.8667643
-75.34407302
Address
Zipcode
City
State
Chester
PA
Phone Number