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

D’Aboville’s Headquarters

 
 
D’Aboville’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. D’Aboville’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Colonel D’Aboville set up headquarters here near his artillery park. Plantation buildings then existed belonging to Secretary Nelson’s “Quarter.”

As ranking artillery officer in Rochambeau’s command, D’Aboville played a major role in the Siege in which superior cannon fire counted heavily.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 12.696′ N, 76° 31.474′ 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, 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 De Viomenil ( approx. 0.2 miles away); French Artillery Park ( approx. 0.3 miles away); French Artillery Park ( approx. 0.3 miles away); A Changed Scene ( approx. 0.3 miles away); French Cemetery ( approx. 0.4 miles away); The Adjutant General ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Comte de Rochambeau ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Beaver Dam Creek ( approx. 0.7 miles 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 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 PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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 656 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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