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

Time, Tide and Erosion

 
 
Time, Tide and Erosion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
1. Time, Tide and Erosion Marker
Inscription. On your left is British Redoubt No. 10 partly reconstructed where a fragment of its moat was found in 1956. The remainder of it, as well as parts of adjacent works, was washed to sea during the 175 years of crumbling river banks.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 13.71′ N, 76° 29.786′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Ballard Street (Virginia Route 238), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Yorktown Battlefield in Colonial National Historical Park, at stop D on the Battlefield 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. Redoubts 9 and 10 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Second Siege Line (about 300 feet away); Capture of Redoubt No. 10 (about 400 feet away); Redoubt 10 (about 400 feet away); Grand American Battery (about 500 feet away); Redoubt 9 (about 500 feet away); Communicating Trench (about 600 feet away); French Soldiers and Sailors (about 700 feet 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 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Yorktown. The Patriot Resource website. (Submitted on September 7, 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 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
British Redoubt No. 10 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
3. British Redoubt No. 10
At the time of the Siege in 1781, Redoubt No. 10 extended farther east (to the right of the photo) than it does today.
York River image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
4. York River
The York River has claimed much of Redoubt No. 10 in the past two centuries. This photo was taken from near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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