• 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?

Living History Participants

On July 6, 1781, near Jamestown, the Marquis de Lafayette’s small American force fought General Cornwallis’s army at the Battle of Green Spring. Lafayette lost this, Virginia’s largest infantry battle of the war, but saved his army, enabling him to spy on the British army as it moved to Yorktown.