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Headquarters Site of Henry Knox

 
 
Headquarters Site of Henry Knox Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Headquarters Site of Henry Knox Marker
Inscription.  Knox’s able direction of the assembly and deployment of artillery in the Siege was a key element in the success of the Allied armies. He saw resulting victory, as he related in a note to his wife, as “A great moment for America.”
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 12.17′ N, 76° 31.055′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, 1.2 miles west of Surrender Road (Virginia Route 634), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, at stop G on the Allied Encampment 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. Beaver Dam Creek (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters Site of the Quartermaster General (approx. ¼ mile away); Baron Von Steuben (approx. half a mile away);
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Steuben’s Division (approx. 0.6 miles away); French Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); French Artillery Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); French Artillery Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Adjutant General (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brigadier General Henry Knox, Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. 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 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
Cannon at the American Artillery Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Cannon at the American Artillery Park
Brigadier General Henry Knox established his headquarters near the American Artillery Park. Here, the artillery were repaired and stored until needed on the siege lines.
Grand American Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
4. Grand American Battery
Knox supplied the guns used at the Grand American Battery. Part of the Second Allied Siege Lines, this battery was set up after the taking of Redoubts 9 and 10 on October 14, 1781.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,022 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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