Cornwallis' Embarkation

Cornwallis' Embarkation (HM1KTF)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.153', W 76° 17.802'

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Near this spot on August 20, 1781, General Cornwallis and his troops embarked for Yorktown. This fateful action enabled the combined forces of General George Washington and French Admiral De Grasse to bottle up the British and force the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.
Year Placed1981
Placed ByPortsmouth Virginia Revolutionary Bicentennial Committee
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Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384374 N 4077451
Decimal Degrees36.83588333, -76.29670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.153', W 76° 17.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 9.18" N, 76° 17' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 High St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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