French Army Campsites 29 (south), and 25 (north) in Newport

Coming from Chester, Pennsylvania, the Second Division of the French Army, more than 2,000 officers and men up to 1,000 horses, oxen, marched through Wilmington and camped on this site on September 6/7, 1781; coming from Elkton, Maryland, the First Division of the French Army, more than 2,000 officers and men up to 1,000 horses and oxen, camped on this site on August 29/30, 1782. The Second Division camped here the following night of August 30/31, 1782.

Units
Soissonnois, Saintonge Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery (1781); all of Rochambeau’s army in 1782
Date
Direction
Destination
north
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 in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun hussars)
Latitude
Longitude
39.71581856
-75.6256892
Address
Zipcode
City
State
Newport
DE
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