French Infantry Campsite 2 (south), and 50 (north) at Waterman’s Tavern

French forces under the comte de Rochambeau encamped here June 18-22, 1781, their second camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island,on June 18, 1781 on their way to White Plains, New York. They encamped here on November 9-11, 1782, their fiftieth camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia, on July 1, 1782, on their march to Boston.

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 and regimental artillery
Date
Direction
Destination
both
White Plains, New York and Yorktown, Virginia in 1781, Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) in 1782
Latitude
Longitude
41.71950451
-71.65980726
Address
Zipcode
283 Maple Valley Rd
2816
City
State
Coventry
RI
Phone Number