Charles Cornwallis


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Noun1.Charles Cornwallis - commander of the British forces in the American War of IndependenceCharles Cornwallis - commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805)
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The cabal would be defeated, and Washington would march the army out of Valley Forge, and three long years later Charles Cornwallis would surrender the British army at Yorktown--but as Lafayette's letter illustrates, disunion was as dangerous an enemy as the Redcoats.
1781: Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, in the American War of Independence.
Lord Charles Cornwallis, commanding the British army garrisoned at Yorktown, was caught off-guard, alarmed to learn that his avenue of retreat from battle, by way of the British fleet, was blocked by the presence of the French Fleet off the Yorktown coast.
1781: Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to |George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, in the American War of Independence.
Lord Charles Cornwallis, faced 3,700 rebels (colonials) under the command of Gen.

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