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

The Deposit

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. The Deposit Marker
Inscription. Eighteenth century siege warfare meant weeks of labor for the soldiers, not only on the trenches, but in the rear areas where special siege materials were made and stored.

In constructing the siege lines, engineers and sappers used quantities of gabions (wickerwork-like baskets), fascines and saucissons (bundles of stout wooden sticks), and fraises (heavy pointed poles). These materials of war were temporarily stored in this ravine until American troops were ready for them on the line.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 13.291′ N, 76° 29.56′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Tour Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, along the Battlefield Tour between stops D and E. 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. American Approach Road (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Siege Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wormley Creek Crossing (approx.
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield
0.3 miles away); Moore House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wear Of Centuries (approx. 0.4 miles away); Communicating Trench (approx. 0.4 miles away); Redoubt 9 (approx. half a mile away); The Second Siege Line (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
More about this marker. The painting above the marker shows soldiers working on various siege elements. Gabions, fraises and saucissons are depicted, as well as trenching tools such as shovels and pick axes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on August 30, 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 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Deposit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. The Deposit Marker
This was the site of the Allied supply base where the elements for the siege of Yorktown were constructed and stored.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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