French Infantry Campsite 1 (south), and 51 (north) in Providence

French forces under comte de Rochambeau camped here June 12-21, 1781, before setting out for White Plains, New York to join the Continental Army under General Washington. French forces camped here again in November 1782, their fifty-first camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782.

For information on the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail provided by the friends’ group W3R-US click here: https://w3r-og.w3r-us.org/

For additional information on the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail provided by the National Park Service click here: https://www.nps.gov/waro/index.htm

For a timeline of the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail in Rhode Island click here: Timeline

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Units
Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery and Lauzun’s Infantry in 1781
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Destination
both
White Plains, New York and Yorktown, Virginia in 1781, Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) in 1782
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41.81415933
-71.42419332
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Providence
RI
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