French Army Campsite 5 (north) at Newcastle


Mechanicsville, VA

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Direction:  north
Destination:  Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts.
Date:  July 5-9, 1782
Public Access:  1

French forces under comte de Rochambeau camped at Newcastle on July 5-9, 1782, their fifth camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia,on July 1, 1782. French forces are on their march north to re-join the Continental Army outside New York City, New York.