French Wagon Train Campsite 4, and French Infantry Campsite 12 (north) at Peyton’s Ordinary

French forces under comte de Rochambeau camped here July 15-19, 1782, their twelfth 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. On July 14/15, 1782, the Bourbonnois Regiment had camped at Garrot’s Tavern but since there had been insufficient water supply these three regiments camped south of Garrot’s Tavern at Peyton’s Tavern on Austin’s Run.

Units
Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts Regiments of Infantry plus regimental artillery
Date
Direction
Destination
north
Crompond/Yorktown Heights, New York and from there to Boston, Massachusetts in 1782.
Latitude
Longitude
38.47563211
-77.38986294
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Zipcode
City
State
Falmouth
VA
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