While I am a civil war buff, I was indeed intrigued by the great strategy employed by the Americans and their French allies to defeat the British here. Like some other reviewers, I did Jamestown in the morning and then took the marvelous scenic road over to Yorktown. It was worth the trip to see all the restored wetlands and the many emplacements for the Confederate defenses of the James Peninsula and Williamsburg. It is amazing to see all the earthworks thrown up right in front of the British lines in a mere 48 hours, and apparently without the British suspecting they were there. The Yorktown Union cemetery near Lafayette's lines is also worth a visit as it has many relics owned by common soldiers in the small house at the site.
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