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    Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail

    National Historic Trail MA,RI,CT,NY,NJ,PA,DE,MD,VA,DC

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Yorktown

Revolutionary War veteran Joseph Plumb Martin, in his 1830 memoir, recounted the storming of Redoubt 10, “While crossing the trench, the enemy threw hand grenades (small shells) into it…As I mounted the breastwork, I met an old associate hitching himself down in the trench; I knew him by the light of the enemy’s musketry, it was so vivid. The fort was taken, and all was quiet in a very short time.”