Union Units at Yorktown 1862
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
Guards and Orderlies
Source: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, Volume 11
Did You Know?
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.