• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

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Moore House

Moore House, where the British surrender at Yorktown was negotiated.

National Park Service photo.

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Did You Know?

18-pounder siege gun

Artillery played a decisive role in defeating the British at Yorktown. According to Brigadier General Henry Knox, the American artillery commander, the Americans and French fired 15,437 artillery rounds at the British during the eight day bombardment. This is an average of 1.2 shots a minute!