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Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

French Troops At Jamestown

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2015
1. French Troops At Jamestown Marker
Inscription. On 2 Sept. 1781, about 3,000 French troops of the Gatinois, Agenois, and Touraine Regiments arrived at Jamestown from the West Indies. Commanded by the Marquis de Saint-Simon, they camped near here before participating in the siege of Yorktown. On 14 Oct., Gatinois soldiers and the Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment, under the Comte de Rochambeau, captured the strategically important Redoubt Number 9 at Yorktown. Following the British surrender, Rochambeauís troops established winter camps between the James and York Rivers. Three companies of the Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment occupied quarters near here. In July 1782, the French army departed for New England.
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 61.)
 
Location. 37° 13.617′ N, 76° 47.033′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31) south of Greenspring Road (Virginia Route 614), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Argall Town (a few steps from this marker); Lafayette's Visit (a few steps from this marker);
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By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2015
2. French Troops At Jamestown Marker
Blockhouses Near Jamestown (a few steps from this marker); Georgia (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Connecticut (about 400 feet away); Maryland (about 400 feet away); South Carolina (about 400 feet away); New Hampshire (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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