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

Fusiliers Redoubt

 
 
Fusiliers Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Fusiliers Redoubt Marker
Inscription. Here, just west of Yorktown, the British built an earthwork to control the road to Williamsburg. This fortification was manned by the Royal Welch Fusiliers throughout the siege. The path leads to the reconstructed redoubt.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 14.424′ N, 76° 31.211′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Fusiliers Redoubt ramp, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is across the road from the Yorktown Victory Center. 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. The Washington – Rochambeau Route to Victory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Trench (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named French Trench (about 700 feet away); Washington-Rochambeau Route (approx. 0.2 miles away); Naval Weapons Station (approx. half a mile away); The Yorktown Windmill (approx. half a mile away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (approx. half a mile away); Join the Adventure (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield.
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the 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
 
Fortifications on the York River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Fortifications on the York River
Fusiliers Redoubt was constructed by the British on the York River, west of the village of Yorktown. On October 9, 1781, it received the first fire of the siege bombardment from the nearby French battery.
 
 
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 1,522 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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