French Infantry Camp 14 (south) in Phillipsburg/White Plains


Underill Rd. and Evandale, Scarsdale, New York
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental 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 Issac 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.