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

The First Siege Line

(reconstructed)

 
 
The First Siege Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. The First Siege Line Marker
Inscription.  Washington’s troops built works like these when they opened the Siege of Yorktown. These fortifications, together with those of the French, made a circling line that stretched a mile and a quarter, from the York River to Yorktown Creek.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 13.461′ N, 76° 29.797′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Tour Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, on the Battlefield Tour. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Communicating Trench (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Redoubt 9 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Second Siege Line (approx. ¼ mile away); Redoubts 9 and 10
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Grand American Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); French Soldiers and Sailors (approx. ¼ mile away); Time, Tide and Erosion (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on September 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Yorktown 1781. A British perspective of the Battle of Yorktown from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on September 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield
Yorktown Fortifications image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Yorktown Fortifications
The fortifications that made up the first line of defense during the 1781 siege can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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