Colonial National Historical Park | BATTLE OF YORKTOWN

British line of defense at Yorktown

British line of defense at Yorktown

While I usually write a history of battles for National Park Planner, due to limited time I have decided to provide links to educational videos produced by outside sources. However, you can gather much information about siege lines and trench warfare by reading through the Yorktown Battlefield Tour.

The following lecture by historian Julia Osman is excellent in regards to the background and aftermath of the Battle of Yorktown.

The second video is about the fighting that took place on the other side of the York River in Gloucester, Virginia. Cornwallis had troops at Gloucester because this was to be his escape route if by chance the French had blockaded the Chesapeake Bay. French and Virginia militia troops took on the British at Gloucester in fighting that is largely overlooked by history.

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Last updated on April 3, 2020
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