York Under Siege 1781

York Under Siege 1781 (HM70O)

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

N 37° 14.111', W 76° 30.314'

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Early in October French-American forces closed their grip on the besieged British army in Yorktown and bombarded the town with their combined artillery. Incessant shellfire drove townspeople to seek shelter under this bluff and forced the British commander, Lord Cornwallis, to move his headquarters to a nearby cave. The end came quickly with the British surrender on October 19. Yorktown returned to peace, but never to its former prosperity.
HM NumberHM70O
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366479 N 4122023
Decimal Degrees37.23518333, -76.50523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.111', W 76° 30.314'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 6.66" N, 76° 30' 18.84" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 632-646 Water St, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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