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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

Preservation

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

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Confed.
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