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

Agenois Encampment

 
 
Agenois Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Agenois Encampment Marker
Inscription.  The tents of the Regiment Agenois stretched to your right in 1781 with two other French regiments Gatinois and Touraine, beyond. These men, coming from the West Indies, wore linen uniforms, light for the “cold nights” of October in Virginia.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
 
Location. 37° 13.864′ N, 76° 32.593′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, on the left when traveling east. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Simon’s Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saintonge Regiment (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soissonois Regiment (approx. 0.4 miles away); Regiment Royal Deux-Ponts (Zweibrücken)
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(approx. half a mile away); Bourbonnois Brigade Encampment (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Route (approx. 1.3 miles away); French Trench (approx. 1.3 miles away); A Changed Scene (approx. 1.4 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. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on September 6, 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 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
On these fields, French troops of Agenois's Regiment encamped during the 1781 Siege of Yorktown.
Agenois Encampment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2015
3. Agenois Encampment Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on November 26, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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