• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Navies During the Yorktown Campaign

Larrabee, Harold. Decision at the Chesapeake. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1964.

Preston, Anthony. Navies of the American Revolution. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1975.

Sands, John O. Yorktown's Captive Fleet. Charlottesville, VA: The University Press of Virginia, 1983.

Warner, Oliver. Great Sea Battles. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1963.

Did You Know?

Painting of Colonial Yorktown

During the period of its peak prosperity from 1740-1770, the town of Yorktown contained 250-300 buildings and had almost 2000 residents. Approximately 80% of the town were damaged or destroyed during the 1781 siege. Today Yorktown is still an active community of about 200 residents.