French Army Campsite 31 (north) in Millstone


Millstone, NJ

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 from there to winter quarters 1782/83 in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun's Legion) in 1782
Date:  September 8/9 (First Brigade), and 9/10 (Second Brigade) 1782
Public Access:  1

The First Brigade of the French Army encamped here on September 8/9, 1782, their thirty-first camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782, on the march back from Virginia. The Second Brigade followed the next day.