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155. Camp à Walen-Town, le 8 Novembre, 10 miles de Cantorberry, undated


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Forty-ninth Camp at Voluntown [Sterling Hill, Connecticut]. 8-9 November 1782. Ten miles from the preceding camp at Canterbury. "Walen-Town," I.e., Voluntown, here refers to the present village of Sterling Hill in the town of Sterling, Windham County, Connecticut, and not to the present village of Voluntown in the town of that name, New London County, some nine miles to the south. In 1782 the town of Voluntown included territory that was later, in 1794, incorporated separately as the town of Sterling.

The army had passed through Vountown but had not camped there in June 1781, as shown on the road map, No. 15. Dorrance's Tavern (still standing) is the building just above the letter "w" in "Town." General Chastellux in his Travels recorded much information about the tavern-keeper, Samuel Dorrance, and his family; see Chastellux (4), Index. The army's 1782 camp was in the fields east of the tavern on the north side of the road (present State Route 14-A).


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This collection was word-processed by Anna Bialek in July and August of 2005. Finding aid written by Howard Rice in 1957.

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155. Camp à Walen-Town, le 8 Novembre, 10 miles de Cantorberry; Louis-Alexandre Berthier Collection, C0022, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Separated Materials

Relation de l'Escadre Française, aux ordres du Cher. Destouches, & de l'affaire qui a eue lieu le 16 Mars 1781, entre cette Escadre & celle des Anglais, commandée par l'Amiral Arbuthnot was transferred to rare books (1081.755 EX).


MS, No. 39-49. Rochambeau's copy is in the Library of Congress, Map Division. [Rice/Brown, p. 191]

France. Armée
Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur,‏ comte de,‏ 1725-1807‏