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Battle of Yorktown


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Battle of Yorktown

  1. 1. Of the war was at Yorktown. By James, Colman, and Piper. THE END
  2. 2. General info that you should know. <ul><li>It happened from Sept.28,1781 to Oct.19,1781 </li></ul><ul><li>Cornwallis was out numbered about 2.3 to 1. </li></ul><ul><li>It was in Yorktown Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>IT ENDED THE WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Casualties <ul><li>British </li></ul><ul><li>Original force 8980 </li></ul><ul><li>309 died </li></ul><ul><li>326 wounded </li></ul><ul><li>8007 captured </li></ul><ul><li>8632 overall casualties </li></ul><ul><li>96% of force lost </li></ul><ul><li>American </li></ul><ul><li>Original force 20600 </li></ul><ul><li>72 died </li></ul><ul><li>180 wounded </li></ul><ul><li>0 captured </li></ul><ul><li>252 overall casualties </li></ul><ul><li>1% of force lost </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who won? <ul><li>America won… </li></ul><ul><li>With help from the French. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What happened after? <ul><li>After weeks of siege, Cornwallis surrendered. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. American and French Generals <ul><li>General George Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Overall command of the patriot </li></ul><ul><li>Armies </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to attack New York </li></ul><ul><li>Lieutenant General de Rochambeau </li></ul><ul><li>Commanded French land forces </li></ul><ul><li>Convinced Washington to siege Yorktown </li></ul>
  8. 8. British General <ul><li>General Lord Cornwallis </li></ul><ul><li>Waited for reinforcements that never came </li></ul><ul><li>Was ordered to fortify a sea port </li></ul><ul><li>Didn't try to escape when only 4000-3000 colonists were near Yorktown. </li></ul>