Siege Of Yorktown

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Siege Of Yorktown

  1. 1. Siege of Yorktown
  2. 2. Siege of Yorktown <ul><li>Decisive victory </li></ul><ul><li>Combined assault of French and American forces </li></ul><ul><li>Cornwallis surrendered British </li></ul><ul><li>Prompted the negotiation of the end of the war </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cornwallis' Embarrassment <ul><li>Cornwallis refused to attend the surrender ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>Said he was ill </li></ul><ul><li>George Washington would not accept the surrender of the 2 nd in command </li></ul><ul><li>Called his second in command in from the field so that Britain’s 2 nd in command could surrender to him. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cornwallis’ Surrender at Yorktown
  5. 5. Trampling <ul><li>Troops surrendered and trampled their weapons as was the custom </li></ul>

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