French Army Campsite 27 (north) in Philadelphia


Philadelphia, PA

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively
Direction:  north
Destination:  Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) and winter quarters 1782/83 in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun's Legion)
Date:  August 30/31, 1782 (Lauzun's Legion), and August 31-September 3 (French infantry)
Public Access:  1

On August 30, 1781, Lauzun’s Legion camps in Philadelphia. Between August 31 and September 3, Rochambeau’s infantry marches into Philadelphia, parades before Congress, and encamps on their their twenty-seventh camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782.