Saturday, March 7, 2009
Yorktown, Virginia: Battlefield
Someone thought long and hard about what to call the area pictured, the site of the British surrender to American forces in the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Then that person came up with "Surrender Field."
There's a painting of the scene. with this area filled with soldiers on both sides, in an exhibit on the site. So you can really get the idea what it was like.
The battlefield is open fields now. The visitor center has the details on how Yorktown was won. It's a short walk from there toward town, where a statue marks the American victory. The town is very quaint, and it is attempting to add a little economic vitality to the waterfront district with some shops.