• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

The Yorktown Campaign

Clinton, Sir Henry. Narrative of theCampaign in 1781 in North America. Philadelphia: John Campbell, 1865.

Cullen, Joseph. October 19, 1781, Victory at Yorktown. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976.

Davis, Burke. The Campaign that Won America. New York: The Dial Press, 1970.

Greene, Jerome. The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781.
New York: Savas Beatie, 2005.

Hatch, Charles. Yorktown and the Siege of 1781. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1954.

Hatch, Charles. Yorktown, Climax of the American Revolution. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941.

Johnston, Henry. The Yorktown Campaign and the Surrender of Cornwallis. Philadelphia: Eastern Acorn Press, 1981.

Did You Know?

Civil War Earthworks around Yorktown

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.