French Infantry Campsite 3 (south) in Plainfield

Plainfield constitutes the third camp of French forces since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781, on their way to White Plains. Marching on CT-SR Route 14 from Waterman’s Tavern in Rhode Island,, the infantry encamped here June 19-23, 1781.

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Units
Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry and regimental artillery
Date
Direction
Destination
south
White Plains, New York and Yorktown, Virginia (French infantry)
Latitude
Longitude
41.69050429
-71.92713643
Address
Zipcode
City
State
Plainfield
CT
Phone Number