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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
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. Located in Wooster Square. Touch for map. 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 SiteNew 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 "Lauzun’s 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-ètrangers de Lauzun (Foreign Volunteers of Lauzun), also known as Lauzun’s Legion. (Submitted on September 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.