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

Steubenís Division

 
 
Steubenís Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Steubenís Division Marker
Inscription. The 2,000 men of Major General Baron Von Steubenís American Division bivouacked in the woods and fields to the right of the road. They were chiefly Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland units, and some others, such as sixty “Delaware Recruits” of Captain Wm. McKennan.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 12.139′ N, 76° 30.456′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive 0.6 miles west of Surrender Road (Virginia Route 634), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, 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. Baron Von Steuben (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); French Hospital (about 500 feet away); Headquarters Site of the Quartermaster General (approx. 0.3 miles away); Surrender Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trophies of War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ground Your Firelocks!
Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
2. Marker on the Yorktown Battlefield
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Brotherhood Preserved (approx. half a mile away); In Solemn Step (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Baron von Steuben, 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 PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Steubenís Division Encampment image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Steubenís Division Encampment
The division of Baron von Steuben camped in the fields seen here across the road from the marker.
Baron von Steuben image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 22, 2007
4. Baron von Steuben
This statue of Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Augustin von Steuben is located in Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania.
 
 
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 644 times since then and 36 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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