Jeshua Hett Smith Home


Haverstraw, NY

Who?:  French
Units:  Bourbonnois, Soissonnois, Saintonge, Royal Deux-Ponts plus campaign artillery and Lauzun's Legion consecutively
Direction:  north
Destination:  Yorktown, Virginia (French infantry) and Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia (Lauzun's hussars)
Date:  August 24-26, 1781
Public Access:  1

Eighteenth French camp since departure from their first camp in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 18, 1781, near the home of Jeshua Hett Smith, where Benedict Arnold and Major John André had had their last meeting before Arnold’s treason. Here Washington established his headquarters August 21-25, 1781.