siege of Yorktown

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Noun1.siege of Yorktown - in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution
American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War of Independence, War of American Independence - the revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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In a career eventful enough to include the attack on Trenton that saved his cause, the siege of Yorktown that put an end to the war he led, and his tenure as the first president of the United States, Washington's withdrawal to private life might seem a rather anticlimactic moment to choose for opening a book.
In 1781, American forces in the Revolutionary War, backed by a French fleet, began their successful siege of Yorktown, Va.
This mindset is comparable to that of General George Washington if you consider events leading up to the 1781 siege of Yorktown, Virginia.