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French Battery at Yorktown  
   

French Battery at Yorktown

The location and guns of the French battery that commenced the action against the British at Yorktown. Languedoc was well-represented among the dead, but no ancestors . . . guess that's why I was here to see it.
Hampton Roads Day 3: Jamestown and Yorktown

August 19th 2008
Jamestown The beauty of starting here, then going to Williamsburg and then to Yorktown is that you can see American history in a quick succession and be completely immersed in it. Located on the west side of the Peninsula on the James River, the settlement is located on Jamestown Island because it was not inhabited by natives and it provided isolation from same, plus it was far up ... read more
North America » United States » Virginia » Jamestown

American Flag Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
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