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The Battle of Yorktown, fought from September 28 to October 19, 1781, was the last major engagement of the American Revolution and was between the American and French armies. This website goes into detail in describing the battle throughout the fighting, along with the aftermath of it.

The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis : John Trumbull : Neoclassicism : history painting - Oil Painting Reproductions

Lafayette's Baptism of Fire

Marquis de LAFAYETTE, Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, French military officer who fought with the Patriots during the American Revolution

American Revolution is a classic representation of power versus resistance. It even applies more to The Marriage of Figaro due to the resistance (americans/Figaro) overcoming the oppressive power (England/the Count)

American Revolution : The Battle of Yorktown - American troops storming the redoubt. Feidt Wysong, my Great Grandfather was in this one and was present when General Washington accepted Lord Cornwallis' sword as a gesture of defeat and surrender.

Marshal of France Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau was a French nobleman and general. During the American Revolution, he served as commander-in-chief of the French Expeditionary Force which embarked from France in order to help the American Continental Army fight against British forces. He is considered to be one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America for his role in winning the Revolutionary War and securing American independence from Britain.

Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, Marechal De France by Charles-Philippe Larivere. Lieutenant General in command of some French troops and sent to join the Continental Army, under George Washington in the American Revolutionary War.

Horatio Gates, born July 26, 1727,  was a Revolutionary War Continental General.  In 1776, the Continental Congress commissioned Gates a Brigadier General and the first Adjutant General for the Army. He commanded the Northern Department and at the Battle of Saratoga, he forced British General John Burgoyne to surrender his whole army on October 17, 1777.  took command of the Army of South and was defeated by British General Cornwallis at Camden, South Carolina in August 1780.

Horatio Gates, born July was a Revolutionary War Continental General…

Surrender Field in Yorktown, VA....where the British surrendered to the Americans at the end of the Revolutionary War.......the very beginning of the United States of America.

Surrender Field in Yorktown, VA.where the British surrendered to the Americans at the end of the Revolutionary War.the very beginning of the United States of America.

American Persistant pays off. - https://delicious.com/m291982

In this depiction of the Revolutionary War the British (center) surrender to French (left) and American (right) troops at the Battle of Yorktown in