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  • Yorktown Battlefield
    Yorktown Battlefield
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    Yorktown Battlefield
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    Jamestown foundations
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    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Yorktown Battlefield was the site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. In August 1781, the British army under General Charles Lord Cornwallis began fortifying Yorktown and Gloucester Point, located across the York River from Yorktown, to establish a naval base in Virginia. Admiral Francois De Grasse blockaded the Chesapeake Bay and the York River, and Washington took care of the land side.

    In the end of course, Cornwallis was defeated.

    And the Yorktown Battlefield is at one end of the Colonial National Park and the Colonial National Parkway.

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    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

    At one end of the 23 mile Colonial Parkway is Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the New World. The Colonial National Park consists of the Jamestown archeological site and Glasshouse. The National Park site is next to a State Park which has a recreation of the settlement and the reconstructed ships which brought the settlers.

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