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Customizable #1St#Marquess#Cornwallis #American#Revolutionary#War #Charles#Cornwallis #Charles#Edward#Cornwallis#V #Major#General#Charles#Earl#Cornwallis #Siege#Of#Yorktown #Surrender#Lord#Cornwallis#John#Trumbull #Surrender#Of#Cornwallis#Johm#Trumbull #Surrender#Of#Lord#Cornwallis #The#American#Revolution #The#Earl #War#Of#American#Independence SURRENDER OF LORD CORNWALLIS by John Trumbull Canvas Print available WorldWide on http://bit.ly/2ekboqz

Tickets to the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown make the perfect gift for family, friends and children. In the living-history areas, explore a Revolution-era farm and witness artillery demonstrations at a re-created Continental Army encampment. See exciting new indoor galleries, interactive exhibits and films. Watch "The Siege of Yorktown," a new 180-degree surround screen with wind, smoke and the thunder of cannon fire. Visit online for pricing, packages and annual passes.

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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis KG, known as The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 & 1792, was a British Army officer & colonial administrator. In the U. S. he is best remembered as one of the leading British generals in the American War of Independence. His surrender in 1781 to a combined American & French force at the Siege of Yorktown ended significant hostilities in North America.

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Sept - Oct 1781, The Battle of Yorktown, also known as the Siege of Yorktown. General George Washington's defeat of Lord Cornwallis's British army, causing the British to surrender and ending the American Revolutionary War. The British were being defeated by the American colonists, causing the British government to negotiate an end to the American Revolution, giving colonists their freedom.

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On this day in American history the Revolutionary War effectively ended with the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. The Yorktown campaign proved to be the last major battle of the war.

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Charles Cornwallis, British General Who Surrendered at Yorktown in the American Revolution

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