French Army Campsite 29 (south) in Wilmington


Wilmington, DE

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively
Direction:  north
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia (French Infantry) and Gloucester Courthouse (Lauzun's hussars)
Date:  September 6/7, 1781
Public Access:  1

Coming from Chester, Pennsylvania, the First Division of the French Army, more than 2,000 officers and men up to 1,000 horses and oxen, camped on this site on September 6/7, 1781. The Second Brigade will enter its twenty-ninth camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781, on September 7/8, 1781, in Newport.