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

French Artillery Park

 
 
French Artillery Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. French Artillery Park Marker
Inscription. This was an open field when the French wing established its ordinance depot. Here incoming cannon, howitzers, mortars, and their accouterments were made ready to move up to their siege line. Damaged pieces were brought back to the park for repairs.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 12.437′ N, 76° 31.662′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, at stop J on the Allied Encampment 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. French Artillery Park (here, next to this marker); French Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Adjutant General (approx. 0.2 miles away); Comte de Rochambeau (approx. 0.3 miles away); D’Aboville’s Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baron De Viomenil (approx. half a mile away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
More about this marker.
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield
Above the marker is a picture of artillery, with limbers and caissons, lined up in the French camp.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yorktown Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on September 6, 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 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Cannon in the French Artillery Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Cannon in the French Artillery Park
This siege cannon is located near the marker in the French Artillery Park.
Heavy Artillery at the Grand French Battery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
4. Heavy Artillery at the Grand French Battery
A howitzers (left) and a mortar at the Grand French Battery. During the siege, artillery of this type were stored and repaired at the French Artillery Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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