French Infantry Campsite 13 (south) at Mount Kisko/North Castle/Leonard Park


Mount Kisco, NY

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery consecutively
Direction:  north
Destination:  White Plains, New York and Yorktown, Virginia (French infantry) and Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia (hussars of Lauzun's Legion)
Date:  July 2, 1781 (First Brigade and Lauzun's Legion) July 3, 1781 (Second Brigade)
Public Access:  1

Having covered the 22/24 – mile march in just about eight hours, the Second Brigade arrived at the edge of Leonard Park and the grounds of the Northern Westchester Hospital Center (junction of Routes 117 and 172) in Mount Kisco around 13:00 on July 3, 1781. Here the First Brigade, just arrived after an easy march from near-by Bedford, had set up Camp 13 since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781, to await the arrival of the Second Brigade.