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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.
Photographed 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 National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 12.266′ 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. 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. 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
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(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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
 
 
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 773 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.
 
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