The Battlefield


Since 1930, the Yorktown Battlefield has been under the care of the National Park Service. From the time of Cornwallis' surrender in 1781, the grounds of the battlefield endured the Civil War as well as private development until its final protection as the Colonial National Historical Park.

National Park Service List of Structures - Colonial Historical Park


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Tindalls Point/Gloucester Civil War Fortifications

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Jamestown Island Confederate Earthworks

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2nd Siege Parallel, Franco-American Redoubt

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2nd Siege Parallel Epaulement

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Grand American Battery, 2nd Parallel Siege Line

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2nd Siege Parallel, American Battery No. 4

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2nd Siege Parallel, French Battery No. 6

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2nd Siege Parallel, French Battery No. 7

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First and Second Allied Siege Parallels

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Grand French Battery No. 1

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Grand French Battery No. 2

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Grand French Battery No. 3

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Grand French Battery No. 5

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Grand French Battery Redoubt

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Fusiliers Redoubt

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Long Neck Redoubt

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Pigeon Hill Redoubt

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Redoubt No. 9

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Redoubt No. 10

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Windmill Point Earthworks

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French Trench

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British-Confederate Earthwork #1

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British-Confederate Earthwork #2

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British-Confederate Earthwork #3

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British-Confederate Earthwork #4

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British-Confederate Earthwork #5

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British-Confederate Earthwork #6

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British-Confederate Earthwork #7

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British-Confederate Earthwork #8

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British-Confederate Earthwork #9

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Confederate Earthworks Around Yorktown

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Confederate Earthworks in Yorktown

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Poor Potter Workshop Ruins

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Royal Welch Fusiliers Tablet

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French Soldiers and Sailors Tablet

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Capture of Redoubt No. 10 Tablet

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French Soldiers Tablet

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Lord Cornwallis Tablet

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Jamestown - Boundary Berms

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Cornwallis' Cave

 


 

French

The portion of the Allied lines invested by French troops (to the British right) is the most intact portion of the battlefield. Roughly 80-85% of the French defenses are in tact today.


American

With approximately one-fifth of the original works restored, the American sector is highlighted by the American Battery, 2nd siege line.