• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Stories

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?

Yorktown National Cemetery

During the Civil War, 632 Union dead were buried in the heart of the 1781 battlefield. In 1866 this cemetery became a national cemetery. Within a 50 mile radius, the remains of over 1500 Union soldiers were disinterred from their war burials and honorably placed in the Yorktown National Cemetery.