Charles Cornwallis

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  • noun

Synonyms for Charles Cornwallis

commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence

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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, was on record as being sympathetic to the colonists' cause.
Charles Cornwallis surrendered in 1781, the Revolutionary Army was supported by French troops and the French Navy, which blockaded the British from re-supply or evacuation.
Other sites include South Carolina's historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, which served as supply headquarters for Lord Charles Cornwallis during the Revolutionary War and commemorates the battles of Camden and Hobkirk Hill.
After a remarkable march, these troops played a key role in surrounding Lord Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown; the decisive battle there led to Cornwallis's surrender.
The surrender which ended the Revolution was offered to George Washington by Clinton's subordinate Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown.
In a text of exactly 300 pages (the notes and bibliography each cover over forty pages), it is perhaps an indulgence to spend five pages on Charles Cornwallis (pp.
Which was just as well, because soon after, at Camden, British General Charles Cornwallis badly beat Gates, who retreated to North Carolina, leaving South Carolina at the mercy of the British.
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