• Yorktown Battlefield

    Yorktown Battlefield

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Unit Lists and Casualty Lists

Re-enactors surrendering

Re-enactors during 200th Anniversary in 1981

NPS Photo

British Units at Yorktown, 1781
 
 
Coomander-in-Chiefs Guard during Yorktown Day parade.

Commander-in-Chief's Guard during the Yorktown Day Parade.

NPS Photo

American Units at Yorktown, 1781

American Casualty List

 
Chevalier deChastellux, aide to Rochambeau at Yorktown

Chevalier de Chastellux, aide to Rochambeau at Yorktown

French Units at Yorktown, 1781

French Army Casualty List

French Navy Casualty List

Did You Know?

18-pounder siege gun

Artillery played a decisive role in defeating the British at Yorktown. According to Brigadier General Henry Knox, the American artillery commander, the Americans and French fired 15,437 artillery rounds at the British during the eight day bombardment. This is an average of 1.2 shots a minute!