Colonial National Historical ParkNews of the Allies' victory at Yorktown spread rapidly. On October 20, 1781, Washington sent his aide, Lieutenant Tench Tilghman, to Philadelphia to notify the Continental Congress. Tilghman departed Yorktown by boat, landing near Annapolis on the 22nd. He rode day and night, reaching Philadelphia during the early morning hours of October 24, sick with chills and fever. The bell of the Pennsylvania State House rang loudly, sounding forth the joy of the news of Cornwallis's defeat.
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|Placed By||Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 366479 N 4119121|
|Decimal Degrees||37.20903333, -76.50471667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 12.542', W 76° 30.283'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 12' 32.52" N, 76° 30' 16.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5005 State Rte 634, Yorktown VA 23690, US|
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