siege of Yorktown


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in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops

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The siege of Yorktown began on October 9, 1781, and 10 days later, Cornwallis surrendered.
"In a career eventful enough to include the attack on Trenton that saved his cause, the siege of Yorktown that put an end to the war he led, and his tenure as the first president of the United States, Washington's withdrawal to private life might seem a rather anticlimactic moment to choose for opening a book.
In 1781, American forces in the Revolutionary War, backed by a French fleet, began their successful siege of Yorktown, Va.
This mindset is comparable to that of General George Washington if you consider events leading up to the 1781 siege of Yorktown, Virginia.
"A Guide To The Battles Of The American Revolution" is a 288-page, nicely illustrated, comprehensive, informed and informative history of every single engagement between American and British forces during the six year war of the American Revolution from first shots fired at Bunker Hill to the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781 resulting in the final defeat of the English and the emancipation of the colonies from British rule.
The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781 Author: Jerome A.