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Images from the Yorktown Battlefield unit of Colonial National Historical Park.
The American Battery, the largest American artillery position at the Siege of Yorktown.
Grand French Battery
The Grand French Battery was the largest gun emplacement on the Allies first siege line during the Siege of Yorktown.
Lamb's Artillery Program
Volunteers depicting Col. John Lamb's Second Regiment of the Continental Artillery demonstrate the firing of an 18-pounder siege cannon at the Yorktown Battlefield.
In the home of Augustine Moore, the surrender of the British army at Yorktown was negotiated on October 18, 1781.
Surrender Room at the Moore House
Officers from the American, French and British armies met in this room on October 18, 1781 and decided the fate of the British army at the end of the Siege of Yorktown.
Mortar in Redoubt 9
Redoubt 9, site of a French attack on the night of October 14, 1781 during the Siege of Yorktown.
On this field on October 19, 1781, the British army laid down their weapons to end the Siege of Yorktown and effectively grant independence to the American colonies.