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Helen S. Schwartz

Yorktown Battlefield

Much of the 1862 Yorktown battlefield encompasses the 1781 battlefield of the American Revolution. Today, well preserved Union and Confederate fortifications are reminders of the area's Civil War history. The Yorktown Visitor Center on Colonial Parkway interprets the Revolutionary War battle there, but also has some Civil War information. A National Cemetery established in 1866, now part of Colonial National Historic Park, contains over 2,200 interments, mostly Union dead. Nearby is a small Confederate burial ground.

Yorktown Battlefield: What's Nearby

Yorktown, VA
Rev War  |  Historic Site
Colonial National Historical Park
Yorktown, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Endview Plantation
Newport News, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
John B. Magruder's Dam No. 1
Newport News, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Lee Hall Mansion
Newport News, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Lee's Mill Battlefield
Newport News, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Young's Mill
Newport News, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Williamsburg Battlefield
Williamsburg, VA
Rev War  |  Historic Site
Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Hampton Roads Battlefield
Newport News, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
The Mariners' Museum
Newport News, VA

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 49 acres at Yorktown Battlefield.

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