French Army Campsite 34 (north) in Pompton


Pompton, 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 12/13, 1782
Public Access:  1

The First Brigade of the French Army encamped here on September 12/13, 1782, their thirty-fourth camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782. The Second Brigade followed the next day.