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.

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.

The Siege of Yorktown, Oct 19, 1781, was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by Gen George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lt General Lord Cornwallis. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign, it proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender of Cornwallis' army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict.

The Siege of Yorktown, Oct 19, 1781, was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by Gen George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lt General Lord Cornwallis. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign, it proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender of Cornwallis' army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict.

"Surrender of Lord Cornwallis" (1820) This painting depicts the forces of British Major General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) (who was not himself present at the surrender), surrendering to French & American forces after the Siege of Yorktown (September 28 – October 19, 1781) during the American Revolutionary War. The United States government commissioned John Trumbull to paint patriotic paintings, including this piece, for them in 1817, paying for the piece in…

"Surrender of Lord Cornwallis" (1820) This painting depicts the forces of British Major General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) (who was not himself present at the surrender), surrendering to French & American forces after the Siege of Yorktown (September 28 – October 19, 1781) during the American Revolutionary War. The United States government commissioned John Trumbull to paint patriotic paintings, including this piece, for them in 1817, paying for the piece in…

Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution. It chronicles America’s evolution from colonial status to nationhood through exhibits and outdoor living history.

Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution. It chronicles America’s evolution from colonial status to nationhood through exhibits and outdoor living history.

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.

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.

Surrender of Lord Cornwallis - Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Surrender of Lord Cornwallis - Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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