• 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?

Re-enactor camp in 1981

The 9,000 American forces were in the minority during the Yorktown Campaign. The French army and navy combined for over 25,000 men, while the British army and navy participants numbered over 21,000.