Redoubts 9 and 10

Redoubts 9 and 10 (HM6YF)

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

N 37° 13.689', W 76° 29.842'

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1781 Siege of Yorktown

— Colonial National Historical Park —

"The ? batteries were principally directed against ? the enemys advanced redoubts on their extreme ? left to prepare them for the intended assault ?"
General George Washington's Diary, October 14, 1781.

The completion of the Allied Second Siege Line was blocked by a portion of the British outer works - two detached earthen forts called Redoubts 9 and 10, located 400 yards in advance of the British Inner Defense Line. Though General Washington considered allied frontal attacks against the British Inner Defense Line impractical and costly, Redoubts 9 and 10 were a different matter. General Washington called upon the infantry to capture these positions.

On October 14, Allied artillery bombarded Redoubts 9 and 10 most of the day, preparing for American and French assaults. At approximately eight o'clock in the evening, the artillery briefly fell silent. Then several cannons fired in unison, the signal for the attack columns to move on their objectives.

Follow the walkway to the redoubts and discover more of the story of the American and French attacks.

"Last evening the enemy carried my two advanced redoubts on the left by storm, and during the night have included them in their second parallel ? My situation now becomes very critical ?"
General Charles Lord Cornwallis to General Sir Henry Clinton, October 15, 1781.

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HM NumberHM6YF
Placed ByColonial National Historical Park, National Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 367165 N 4121232
Decimal Degrees37.22815000, -76.49736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.689', W 76° 29.842'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 41.34" N, 76° 29' 50.52" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1870-17654 Battlefield Tour Road, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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