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

Communicating Trench

 
 
Communicating Trench Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Communicating Trench Marker
Inscription.  To your left is a rebuilt trench dug to protect advancing troops from shell fire --- heavy in this open area. The trench followed a zig-zag pattern so as to keep a bank of earth between the men in the trenches and British cannonading.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 37° 13.618′ N, 76° 29.828′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Tour Stop D Approach Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, near stop D 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. Redoubt 9 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Second Siege Line (about 400 feet away); Redoubts 9 and 10 (about 400 feet away); Grand American Battery (about 500 feet
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away); Time, Tide and Erosion (about 600 feet away); French Soldiers and Sailors (about 600 feet away); Capture of Redoubt No. 10 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Redoubt 10 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on September 7, 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 7, 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 June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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