French Army Campsite 39 (south) at Williamsburg


Williamsburg, VA

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Direction:  north
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia
Date:  French forces are stationed in and around Williamsburg, Virginia between September 26, 1781 to July 4, 1782
Public Access:  1

French forces are encamped around Williamsburg on September 26-28, 1781, their thirty-ninth camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781, preparing to lay siege to Lord Cornwallis in Yorktown, Virginia.