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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1781: Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, in the American War of Independence.
ON THIS DAY 1781: Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, in the American War of Independence.
Rosenberg, a physician trained in psychiatry, details the careers of Lord Charles Cornwallis and soldiers who fought under his command in the War of American Independence and afterwards to extend the British Empire, including James Henry Craig, John Graves Simcoe, Alured Clarke, and Guy Carleton.
Particularly crucial to the land battle's success was the lesser-known Battle of the Virginia Capes, where an outnumbered, outgunned, and out-maneuvered British Fleet had left Charles Cornwallis to fend for himself days before Washington arrived.
The French won and prevented Charles Cornwallis from receiving reinforcement.
Those soldiers surprised and then defeated the British commander Lord Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown.
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.
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.

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