French Army Campsites 23 (south), and 31 (north) at Somerset/Millstone


Millstone, NJ

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:  December 7/8 1781 (American) and August 30/31, 1781 and September 8/9, 1782 (French).
Public Access:  1

American forces encamped here on 7/8 December 1781, and French forces encamped along Yorktown Road on August 30/31, 1781, their twenty-third camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781, and again on the return march on September 8/9, 1782, their thirty-first camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia,on July 1, 1782.