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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

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