Journal of America
November 2, 1781 Written by: Zaire Loatman
BRITISH SURRENDER AT YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA!
It's over, it’s finally over! Exactly two weeks ago on October 19, 1781, British soldier led by General Charles Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia to patriot soldiers led by General George Washington. Along with General Washington, Marquis de Layette led his French soldiers into the battle to help the patriots. It all started on September 28, 1781, when General Washington commanded 17,000 Continental and French soldiers to siege Yorktown. Also aiding General Washington, Admiral De Grasse commanded a fleet of French soldiers to the Chesapeake Bay. After three long weeks of constant fighting, General Cornwallis surrendered on October 18, 1791. Some call this the battle that ended the war.
Led by General Cornwallis, British Army Surrender to Continental Army led by General Washington at Yorktown
“If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace” -Thomas Pain
REVOLUTIONARY WAR FACTS!
There were two Boston tea parties. The second Boston Tea Party was held on March 7, 1774 Washington did not receive pay for his military service.
The standard of living in Unites States in 1776 was very high. The people only had to pay the lowest tax than any other countries in the world. The only person to sign the declaration of Independence on July 4th was John Hancock. The other delegates began signing it on August 2nd. 1 out of 7 Americans in Washington’s army are African American The battle of Bunker Hill was fought on Breeds Hill. The British won the battle. Paul Revere was actually capture on his ride to Lexington
A total of 25,000 Americans died during the Revolutionary war. 8000 died in battle and 17,000 died of sickness, went missing in action and other causes France, Spain and the Dutch all secretly provided...
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