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

French Soldiers and Sailors

 
 
French Soldiers and Sailors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. French Soldiers and Sailors Marker
Inscription.
In commemoration
of the
French Soldiers
and Sailors
who gave their lives
for
American freedom
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This memorial is
erected near the
site of Redoubt 9
second parallel
of the trenches
of Yorktown
captured
14th October 1781
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American Legion
Department
of Virginia

 
Erected by American Legion Department
of Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 13.68′ N, 76° 29.927′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Ballard Street (Virginia Route 238), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, at stop D on the Battlefield Tour. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grand American Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Redoubt 9 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Second Siege Line (about 400 feet away); Redoubts 9 and 10 (about 400 feet away); Capture of Redoubt No. 10
Marker on Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on Yorktown Battlefield
(about 600 feet away); Redoubt 10 (about 600 feet away); Communicating Trench (about 600 feet away); Time, Tide and Erosion (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Yorktown 1781. A British perspective of the Battle of Yorktown from BritishBattles.com (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Redoubt No 9 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Redoubt No 9
This redoubt and nearby Reboubt No 10 were captured on the night of October 14, 1781 after less than 30 minutes of fighting.
Grand American Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
4. Grand American Battery
This battery of siege artillery was constructed between Redoubts 9 and 10 after the fall of the redoubts on October 14, 1781.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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