Don't Tread on Me!

Don't Tread on Me! (HM1M7X)

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

N 37° 13.825', W 76° 30.148'

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Caution: Fragile Fortifications

The earthworks in front of you and across the open plain played an integral part in the battle that won American independence. For many American, French, British, and German soldiers, only these fortifications stood between them and the enemy during the 1781 Siege of Yorktown.

Please help the National Park Service preserve these works as monuments to soldiers who fought and died here. Walk only on designated trails. To protect the earthworks, bicycling, sledding and other similar activities are prohibited.

"Persons whose duty does not call them to the Trenches and who Assemble there merely to indulge Curiosity are to walk on the Reverse of the Trenches that they may not interrupt the works."
General George Washington
General Orders, Headquarters before York, October 9, 1781

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In the 1930s, portions of the American and French lines were reconstructed using the same methods employed by General Washington's army.
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HM NumberHM1M7X
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Placed ByColonial National Historical Park Virginia
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Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366716 N 4121491
Decimal Degrees37.23041667, -76.50246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.825', W 76° 30.148'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 49.5" N, 76° 30' 8.88" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000 Colonial National Historic Pkwy, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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