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French Units at Yorktown

FRENCH UNITS AND COMMANDERS


Commander-in-Chief: General George Washington
Commander of the King's Forces in America:
Lieutenant General Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, Count de Rochambeau
Marechal de Camp: Major General Francois-Jean. Chevalier de Chastellux
Marechal de Camp: Brigadier General Claude-Gabriel, Duc de Choisy
Quartermaster General: Brigadier General de Beville
Chief of Artillery: Colonel Commandant d'Aboville
Chief Engineer: Colonel Commandant Desandrouins
Adjutant General: Colonel-en-Second Donatien-Joseph de Vimeur, Viscount de Rochambeau
First Deputy Adjutant General: Lieutenant Colonel Francois-Louis-Arthur-Thibaut,
Count de Menonville
Intendant: Lieutenant Colonel de Tarle
Commissary General: M. Claude Blanchard
Finance Officer: M. de Baulny
Provost Marshal: M. de Ronchamp
Superintendent of Hospitals: M. de Mars
Chief Physician: M. de Coste
Chief Surgeon: M. Robillard
Chaplain: L'Abbe de Glesnon
Aide-de-camp: Hans Axel, Count von Ferson
Aide-de-camp: Marquis de Vaubon
Aide-de-camp: Chevalier de Lameth
Aide-de-camp: Marquis de Damas
Aide-de-camp: Guillaume-Mathieu, Count Dumas
Aide-de-camp: M. de Lauberdiere
Aide-de-camp: Baron de Closen

Left Wing: Count de Rochambeau

Brigade Bourbonnois: Major General Antoine-Charles de Houx, Baron de Viomenil, Marechal de Camp
Regiment Bourbonnois: Col.Anne-Alexander-Marie-Sulpice-Joseph de Montmorency, Marquis de Laval
Regiment Royal Deux-ponts: Colonel Count Christian des Deux-Ponts

Brigade Soissonois: Major General le Count de Viomenil, Marechal de Camp
Regiment Soissonois: Colonel Jean-Baptiste-Louis-Philippe de Felix d'Olieres, Count de Saint-Maisme
Regiment Saintonge: Colonel Adam-Philippe, Count de Custine de Sarreck

Brigade D'Agenois: Major General Claude-Ann, Marquis de Saint-Simon Montbleru, Marechel de Camp
Regiment d'Agenois: Colonel Antoine-Joseph-Eulalie, Count de Beaumont d'Autichamp
Regiment Gatenois: Colonel Juste-Antoine-Henry-Marie-Germaine, Marquis de Rostaing

Cavalry
Lauzun's Legion: Brigadier General Armand-Louis de Goutant Biron, Duc de Lauzun

Attached Units
Regiment Touraine: Colonel Mestre-de-Camp Henry-Francois Liamont, Viscount de Pondeux
Engineer Detachments: Colonel Commandant Desandrouins
Artillery: Colonel Commandant d'Aboville



Compiled from Colonial National Historical Park Historic Resource Study The Allies at Yorktown: A Bicentennial History of the Siege of 1781 by Jerome A. Greene, November 1976

Did You Know?

Living History Participants

On July 6, 1781, near Jamestown, the Marquis de Lafayette’s small American force fought General Cornwallis’s army at the Battle of Green Spring. Lafayette lost this, Virginia’s largest infantry battle of the war, but saved his army, enabling him to spy on the British army as it moved to Yorktown.