New Haven in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
In this vicinity
French Troops under
enroute to Yorktown
encamped during June 1781
Erected by the State
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
Location. 41° 18.234′ N, 72° 55.056′ W. Marker is in New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Chapel Street and Wooster Place, on the left when traveling east on Chapel Street. Touch for map. Located in Wooster Square. Marker is in this post office area: New Haven CT 06511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 11th Ward Veteran's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Memorial Playground (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Our Classmates (about 600 feet away); “Make Us Free” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mr. Richard Perry Home Site New Haven Water Company (approx. half a mile away); New Haven Green (approx. half a mile away); New Haven (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Haven.
Regarding deLauzun Encampment. Armand-Louis de Gontaut, the Duc de Lauzun, brought his elite "Lauzunís Legion" of 800 infantry and light cavalry to America under the command of the Comte de Rochambeau. As the French army undertook the long march to Yorktown, Virginia from Rhode Island, the Legion took the left flank, covering it from possible attack.
Also see . . . Volontaires-Ťtrangers de Lauzun (Foreign Volunteers of Lauzun), also known as Lauzunís Legion. (Submitted on September 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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