Of the war was at Yorktown. By James, Colman, and Piper. THE END
General info that you should know.
It happened from Sept.28,1781 to Oct.19,1781
Cornwallis was out numbered about 2.3 to 1.
It was in Yorktown Virginia.
IT ENDED THE WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SOMETHING IMPORTANT! THE BATTLE OF VIRGINIA CAPES While G. Washington was marching his army to Yorktown, British ships were coming to aid Cornwallis. If the French fleet had not held them off, Cornwallis would have gotten reinforcements, and would have been able to escape. Who knows who would have won then. But, the French fleet,led by Admiral Grasse held them off. They also contributed to the seige by making escape by sea impossible for Cornwallis.
Original force 8980
8632 overall casualties
96% of force lost
Original force 20600
252 overall casualties
1% of force lost
With help from the French.
What happened after?
After weeks of siege, Cornwallis surrendered.
Cornwallis faked being sick to avoid the surrender ceremony. The 2nd in command surrendered, and the Revolutionary war was pretty much over. It officially ended in 1783.
American and French Generals
General George Washington
Overall command of the patriot
Wanted to attack New York
Lieutenant General de Rochambeau
Commanded French land forces
Convinced Washington to siege Yorktown
General Lord Cornwallis
Waited for reinforcements that never came
Was ordered to fortify a sea port
Didn't try to escape when only 4000-3000 colonists were near Yorktown.