Artist: Charles Wilson Peale
19th century painting owned by the U.S. Navy and on display at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, VA
Did You Know?
Thomas Nelson, Jr., is one of Yorktown's most famous residents. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, served as Governor of Virginia in 1781, and commanded the Virginia militia during the 1781 siege of his hometown. His home still bears damage from the bombardment during the siege.