Grand French Battery

Grand French Battery (HM719)

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

N 37° 13.413', W 76° 30.414'

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These three batteries and redoubt were a continuation of the Grand French Battery complex across the road. Occupying a section 1,000 feet from east to west, this battery complex contained approximately thirty pieces of artillery which bombarded the main British Defense a half-mile away. So effective was its work that the digging of the Second Parallel could take place one day after the Grand French Battery opened fire.
HM NumberHM719
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366311 N 4120735
Decimal Degrees37.22355000, -76.50690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.413', W 76° 30.414'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 24.78" N, 76° 30' 24.84" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4956 State Rte 704, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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