• 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?

18-pounder siege gun

Artillery played a decisive role in defeating the British at Yorktown. According to Brigadier General Henry Knox, the American artillery commander, the Americans and French fired 15,437 artillery rounds at the British during the eight day bombardment. This is an average of 1.2 shots a minute!