French Artillery Campsite in Phillipsburg/White Plains


Hartsdale, NY

Who?:  French
Units:  French Artillery
Direction:  north
Destination:  Allied forces prepare for the siege of New York City which is aborted once news arrives from Admiral de Grasse on August 14, 1781, that he is sailing to the Chesapeake.
Date:  July 6 - August 18, 1781
Public Access:  1

The main body of the French was encamped west of Isaac Tompkin’s Farm. Some of them were encamped on Underhill’s ridge for or five hundred yards south/southwest of the Tompin’s Farm. The encampment at White Plains is the fourteenth French camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781.