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Headquarters Site of the Quartermaster General

 
 
Headquarters Site of the Quartermaster General Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Headquarters Site of the Quartermaster General Marker
Inscription.  Supplying the American Army was always critical. At Yorktown Colonel Timothy Pickering of Massachusetts, seconded by a man of his own choice, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Dearborn of New Hampshire, held the responsibility for Washington’s Quartermaster Department.
 
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° 12.15′ N, 76° 30.76′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, 0.9 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, 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. Baron Von Steuben (approx. 0.2 miles away); Headquarters Site of Henry Knox (approx. ¼ mile away); Steuben’s Division (approx. ¼ mile away); French Hospital
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Surrender Field (approx. 0.6 miles away); Trophies of War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ground Your Firelocks! (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Colonel Timothy Pickering, 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
Headquarters Site of the Quartermaster General Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 23, 2016
3. Headquarters Site of the Quartermaster General Marker
 
 
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 819 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on November 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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