1781 Siege of Yorktown
— Colonial National Historical Park —"The town was ? surrounded by a ditch and thick parapet, having a horn work in the centre, in ? which were batteries lined with facines. The parapet ran to the river on the left ? The parapet was formed of trees cut in the woods and placed inside; outside it was formed of fascines; and the earth from the ditch, which was sandy and gravelly, was thrown into the space between; it had also a fraize made of fence rails kept in line and projection by the earth thrown into the opening of the parapet, giving it an appearance of strength which it little merited."
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|Placed By||Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 366417 N 4121473|
|Decimal Degrees||37.23021667, -76.50583333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 13.813', W 76° 30.35'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 13' 48.78" N, 76° 30' 21.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1000 Colonial National Historic Pkwy, Yorktown VA 23690, US|
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