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?
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.