• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia


Cannon on British defenses

Cannon on British defenses

NPS Photo

The Siege
Renenactors on British defenses

Re-enactors during 200th Anniversary in 1981

NPS Photo

Unit Lists and Casualty Lists
Cannon firing during the 200th Anniversary

Cannon firing during the 200th Anniversary in 1981

NPS Photo

Time Lines
Civil War earthworks

Civil War earthworks

Matthew Brady

Civil War Yorktown
Marquis de Lafayette

Marquis de Lafayette

Artist: Charles Wilson Peale
Independence NHP

Lafayette and the Virginia Campaign

Battle Off Virginia Capes

Battle Off the Virginia Capes

19th century painting owned by the U.S. Navy and on display at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, VA

Battle of the Capes

Did You Know?

Civil War Earthworks around Yorktown

Yorktown played a role in not only the American Revolution but also during the Civil War. In 1862 it was the site of the first siege operations of the Civil War. In May 1862 Confederates abandoned Yorktown and Union troops occupied it for the remainder of the war.