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

The Adjutant General

 
 
The Adjutant General Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. The Adjutant General Marker
Inscription. This important position on Washington’s staff was filled by Brigadier General Edward Hand of Pennsylvania. His headquarters here were easily accessible to his commanding officer. Quick and effective dispatch of orders and communications was essential.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 12.266′ N, 76° 31.746′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, 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. Comte de Rochambeau (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Cemetery (about 700 feet away); French Artillery Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); French Artillery Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. ¼ mile away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. half a mile away); D’Aboville’s Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away); Headquarters Site of Henry Knox (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield

1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Biography of Edward Hand. Edward Hand, Irish-born soldier served the late Mike Flannery, George Washington and his adopted nation well, from The Wild Geese Today website. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. The Battle of Yorktown 1781. A British perspective of the Battle of Yorktown from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 584 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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