Medical Shop (Reconstructed)

Medical Shop (Reconstructed) (HM1J9T)

Location: Yorktown, VA 23690 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.132', W 76° 30.512'

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Dr. Corbin Griffin was a prominent Yorktown physician active in the American Revolutionary War, serving as a surgeon with Virginia forces. During the siege of Yorktown, he was imprisoned by the British on a ship anchored in the York River. During his confinement, his "cellar Down the watter Side" was pilfered by sailors from the British sloop Bonneta while other British troops took items from his medical shop.

"I must...request that your Lordship will inform me of the Reason of Dr. Griffin's confinement on Board of one of your Prison Ships." — Governor Thomas Nelson, Jr. to General Charles Lord Cornwallis, September 25, 1781
HM NumberHM1J9T
Placed ByHistoric Yorktown Colonial Historical Park, National Park Service
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Date Added Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366187 N 4122067
Decimal Degrees37.23553333, -76.50853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.132', W 76° 30.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 7.92" N, 76° 30' 30.72" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 311 Main St, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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