French Army Campsites 18 (south), and 36 (north) at Haverstraw


Stony Point, NY

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively
Direction:  north
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia (Continental Army and French Infantry) and Gloucester Courthouse (Lauzun's hussars) in 1781, Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) and winter quarters 1782/83 in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun's Legion) in 1782
Date:  August 24-26, 1781, and September 14-16, 1782
Public Access:  1

As the First Brigade, including Rochambeau, left its eighteenth camp in Haverstraw, about three miles from King’s Ferry on August 25, 1781, the Second Brigade crossed the Hudson and occupied this campsite on August 25/26, 1781.