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Yorktown in York county, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The “NECK”

Gateway to Yorktown

 
 
The "NECK" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. The "NECK" Marker
Inscription. This British redoubt is the sole original earthwork remaining from the siege of Yorktown – but it never came under fire. Cornwallis pulled back to Yorktown from this key defensive position on the night of September 30, 1781, and opened Yorktown’s only land approach to the besieging Allied armies.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 13.694′ N, 76° 30.767′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York county. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, at stop L on the Allied Encampment Tour. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Aggie And The Benefit Of Clergy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yorktown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Surrender at Yorktown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Outer Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Hornwork (approx. 0.4 miles away); British Inner Defense Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yorktown National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yorktown.
 
More about this marker.
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield
The remains of the British redoubt can be seen in the background of this photo.
The left of the map contains a map of the British fortifications at Yorktown, and their ships in the York River. The approach of the American and French troops is also indicated. A map on the right side of the marker shows the encampment – siege tour route in the present park. The site of the marker is indicated. The bottom of the marker features a picture of soldiers advancing on Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on September 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Yorktown 1781. A British perspective of the Battle of Yorktown from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on September 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Encampment - Siege Tour Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Encampment - Siege Tour Map
The location of the marker, the "Neck," is indicated on this map from the marker.
Yorktown Fortification Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
4. Yorktown Fortification Map from Marker
American and French troops poured through here at the undefended Neck to establish siege lines against Yorktown to force the British surrender.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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