• 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?

Nelson House in Yorktown

Thomas Nelson, Jr., is one of Yorktown's most famous residents. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, served as Governor of Virginia in 1781, and commanded the Virginia militia during the 1781 siege of his hometown. His home still bears damage from the bombardment during the siege.