French Army Campsites 21 (south), and 33 (north) in Whippany


67 Whippany Rd./Lucent Technology Park (511 South)
Whippany, NJ 7981

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively
Direction:  north
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia (French infantry) and Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia (hussars of Lauzun's Legion) 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 27-29, 1781, and September 10-12, 1782
Public Access:  1

French forces camped here on August 27-29, 1781, their twenty-first camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781, and again on the return march on September 10-12, 1782, their thirty-third camp since departure from their camp in Williamsburg, Virginia,on July 1, 1782.