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  • 1. By: Luke Morley
    Lord Cornwallis
  • 2. Early Life
    Born in London, on December 31, 1738
    Eldest son of Charles Cornwallis
    Aristocratic
    Well-connected
    Eton College
    Clare College, Cambridge
  • 3. Early Military and Political Career
    Seven Years' War in Germany
    Present at several big battles
    House of Commons
    House of Lords
    Father Died     
  • 4. General Cornwallis
  • 5. In the American Revolution
    Supporter of the Americans
    Didn’t support independence
    First Battle, Failed at Charleston
    Campaign in NY
    Gave chase in NJ
    Lost at Princeton
  • 6. In the American Revolution
    Won at Brandywine
    Led siege on South, in Charleston again
    Won at Battle of Camden vs Horatio Gates
    “won’ at Guilford Courthouse
    In Virginia, fought a while
    Skirmished with Marquis de Lafayette for a while
  • 7. Yorktown
    Told to make a fortified naval post
    This order trapped him on the peninsula
    Trapped by Washington and French fleet
    Surrendered on October 19, 1781
    Was “sick” on day of surrender
  • 8. Surrender
  • 9. Return
    Traded to Britain for Henry Laurens
    Went back with Benedict Arnold
    Made a Knight 1786
    Governor-General of India
    Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
    Civil Reforms
    Died October 5, 1805

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