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

The Second Siege Line

 
 
The Second Siege Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. The Second Siege Line Marker
Inscription. The low earthworks on either side are part of the French and American advance line. Construction was started when allied artillery fire had sufficiently weakened the British defenses. The line was completed after the capture of Redoubts No. 9 and 10.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 13.684′ N, 76° 29.848′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Ballard Street (Virginia Route 238), on the left when traveling east. 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. Redoubts 9 and 10 (a few steps from this marker); Grand American Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Redoubt 9 (within shouting distance of this marker); Time, Tide and Erosion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Soldiers and Sailors (about 400 feet away); Capture of Redoubt No. 10 (about 400 feet away); Redoubt 10 (about 400 feet away); Communicating Trench (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield

1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on September 1, 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 September 1, 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 was attacked by French troops on the evening of October 14, 1781. This and nearby Redoubt 10 were taken in less than a half hour.
Redoubt No. 10 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
4. Redoubt No. 10
While the French attacked redoubt 9, American troops under Lafayette charged and captured this redoubt on the York River.
Grand American Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
5. Grand American Battery
After the taking of redoubts 9 and 10, they were incorporated into the Second Allied Siege Line. The Grand American Battery was then established here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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