French Grave Marker


Revolutionary War Image

Unknown Soldiers
Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown, Virginia
October 1781

In October 1971, a white Carrara marble cross was erected at the site known as the ‘French Cemetary’. For many years prior to 1971, the site had been marked by a simple wooden cross. This site is located about a mile to the south of ‘The French Trench’, and was known to have contained the remains of at least fifty unknown French soldiers who were believed to have died during the 1781 siege.  (Commemoration of French at Yorktown)

The image, 100_1189, was originally uploaded by DanRhett. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr.

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