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Cornwallis’ Embarkation

 
 
Cornwallis' Embarkation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Cornwallis' Embarkation Marker
Inscription. Near this spot on August 20, 1781, General Cornwallis and his troops embarked for Yorktown. This fateful action enabled the combined forces of General George Washington and French Admiral De Grasse to bottle up the British and force the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.
 
Erected 1981 by Portsmouth Virginia Revolutionary Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 36° 50.153′ N, 76° 17.802′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and High Street, on the right when traveling north on Water Street. Touch for map. Mounted on the south wall of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 High Street, Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War at Portsmouth (a few steps from this marker); Naval Shipyard Museum (a few steps from this marker); John Luke Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Seaboard Air Line Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Site of William Crawford (d. 1762) Founder of Portsmouth
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum image. Click for full size.
May 30, 2015
2. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
Plaque on right side of entry door.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Elizabeth River (about 300 feet away); The Coast Guard (about 400 feet away); Lightship Portsmouth (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum. (Submitted on May 31, 2015.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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