Where the long war came to an end. There are so many interesting facts about this battle. Once again we had a magnificent tour guide who had a lot to say. It is of her opinion that without the Naval battle that occurred in the York River to secure the area we would all be speaking a bit differently today. It’s amazing how many things lined up for this patriot victory. Strategy, risk and of all things weather all came together. Here is a picture of one of the few original structures left standing in the town. Because this was a heavy artillery battle much of the town was destroyed.