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.

Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

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 (1862), April 5 - May 4, 1862

Siege of Yorktown (1862), April 5 - May 4, 1862

Boston Campaign - American Revolutionary War

Boston Campaign - American Revolutionary War

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

The Artillery of Independence  Siege of Yorktown, Virginia - October 9, 1781 George Washington firing the first American Artillery Round at Yorktown $225.00  www.blog.delawarerivergallery.com

The Artillery of Independence Siege of Yorktown, Virginia - October 9, 1781 George Washington firing the first American Artillery Round at Yorktown $225.00 www.blog.delawarerivergallery.com

JAN. 17 - Battle of Cowpens - 'The royal army was again stopped by a sudden rise of the waters...almost miraculously'

JAN. 17 - Battle of Cowpens - 'The royal army was again stopped by a sudden rise of the waters...almost miraculously'

"French Troops Storming Redoubt-9".  Siege of Yorktown. * American Revolutionary War *  (by Onfroy de Breville).

"French Troops Storming Redoubt-9". Siege of Yorktown. * American Revolutionary War * (by Onfroy de Breville).

James Clinton (1736-1812) was a Revolutionary War officer who obtained the rank of brevet major general.  His military experience began in the French and Indian War.  During the American Revolution, Clinton served most of the war in the northern department along the New York frontier.  During the Saratoga Campaign, he commanded Fort Clinton.  In 1780, he temporarily commanded the Northern Department.  By October 1781, his brigade had joined George Washington's army in the siege of Yorktown.

James Clinton (1736-1812) was a Revolutionary War officer who obtained the rank of brevet major general. His military experience began in the French and Indian War. During the American Revolution, Clinton served most of the war in the northern department along the New York frontier. During the Saratoga Campaign, he commanded Fort Clinton. In 1780, he temporarily commanded the Northern Department. By October 1781, his brigade had joined George Washington's army in the siege of Yorktown.

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