• 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?

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.