Second Allied Siege Line

Second Allied Siege Line (HM6YT)

Location: Yorktown, VA 23690 York County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 13.574', W 76° 30.347'

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Colonial National Historical Park

At the present distance of our batteries ? they might fire till Christmas without materially lessening the enemy's force ?. I am impatient to get nearer to the enemy, that our work may be more speedily accomplished, and our ammunition not thrown away.
Colonel Timothy Pickering, Quartermaster General, Continental Army


You are standing near the left side of the reconstructed Second Siege Line. A large portion of the line - to Cornwallis's consternation - was constructed under the cover of darkness, October 11 and 12, 1781. At daybreak, the British saw that their enemy now had them within point-blank artillery range, just 360 yards away.
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HM NumberHM6YT
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Placed ByColonial National Historical Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:00pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366415 N 4121031
Decimal Degrees37.22623333, -76.50578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.574', W 76° 30.347'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 34.44" N, 76° 30' 20.82" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-6 State Rte 704, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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