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

Baron De Viomenil

 
 
Baron De Viomenil Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Baron De Viomenil Marker
Inscription. This able French officer, who headquartered here, had heavy responsibilities. He directed the French army’s march to Virginia. He planned the assault on Redoubt 9. A decade after serving the cause of Revolution here, he met his death opposing it in France.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 12.854′ N, 76° 31.5′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is on Historical Tour Drive, on the left 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. D’Aboville’s Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Changed Scene (approx. 0.2 miles away); French Artillery Park (approx. half a mile away); French Artillery Park (approx. half a mile away); French Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Adjutant General (approx. 0.7 miles away); Comte de Rochambeau (approx. 0.8 miles away); Outer Works (approx. 0.8 miles 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 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
 
Redoubt 9 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. Redoubt 9
On the night of October 14, 1781, French troops attacked and took this redoubt using a plan developed by Baron De Viomenil.
 
 
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 914 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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