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Medical Shop (Reconstructed)

 
 
Medical Shop (Reconstructed) Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, September 20, 2014
1. Medical Shop (Reconstructed) Marker
Inscription. Dr. Corbin Griffin was a prominent Yorktown physician active in the American Revolutionary War, serving as a surgeon with Virginia forces. During the siege of Yorktown, he was imprisoned by the British on a ship anchored in the York River. During his confinement, his "cellar Down the watter Side" was pilfered by sailors from the British sloop Bonneta while other British troops took items from his medical shop.

"I mustůrequest that your Lordship will inform me of the Reason of Dr. Griffin's confinement on Board of one of your Prison Ships." — Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr. to General Charles Lord Cornwallis, September 25, 1781
 
Erected by Historic Yorktown Colonial Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 14.132′ N, 76° 30.512′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. The marker relates to the nearby York County Historical Museum, Medical Branch. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Main Street, Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Along Main Street (within shouting distance of
Medical Shop (Reconstructed) image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, September 20, 2014
2. Medical Shop (Reconstructed)
this marker); Swan Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); East Along Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); York County War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); York Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Somerwell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace Church - circa 1697 (within shouting distance of this marker); Yorktown (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Regarding Medical Shop (Reconstructed). The marker includes a photograph of a similar medical shop captioned "A view of the 18th century medical office of Revolutionary War physician, Brigadier General Hugh Mercer. (Image courtesy of the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Fredericksburg, VA)"
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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