French Wagon Train Campsite 2, Lauzun’s Legion Campsite 7 (north), and French Army Campsite 14 (north) at Colchester


Lorton, VA

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively
Direction:  north
Destination:  Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts (French infantry) and winter quarters 1782/83 in Wilmington, Delaware (Lauzun's Legion) in 1782
Date:  September 26/27, 1781 (French Wagon Train ), July 12/13, 1782 (Lauzun's Legion), and July 16-19, 1782 (French Infantry)
Public Access:  1

French forces under comte de Rochambeau camped here in Colchester on July 16-19, 1782, their fourteenth camp since departure from Williamsburg, Virginia,on July 1, 1782. French forces are on their march north to re-join the Continental Army outside New York City, New York.