• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Union Units at Yorktown 1862

Major General George B. McClellan

General Headquarters

Provost Guard

2d U.S. Cavalry
Battalion, 8th U.S. Infantry
Battalion, 17th U.S. Infantry

Guards and Orderlies

A and E, 4th U.S. Cavalry
Independent Company, Oneida Cavalry
Sturges' Rifles


Source: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 11

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.