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  1. page Battle of Yorktown edited ... The Battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution. Fought from Septe…
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    The Battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution. Fought from September 28, 1781 through October 18, 1781, this battle was fought in Yorktown, Virginia. Lord Charles Cornwallis was in charge of the British troops trapped in Yorktown, whereas General George Washington was in charge of the American and French troops.
    American Battle Strategy at Yorktown
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    1) 1) After Lord Cornwallis fell back to Yorktown, George Washington saw a huge opportunity. Washington took a huge gamble, trying to trap the British, for he was far to north. Washington had three divisions of Continental Soldiers, lead by Lafayette, Benjamin Lincoln, and von Steuben. Not to mention seven French regiments and numerous artillerists and cavalry. Also, there was a French naval squadron was on its way from the West Indies to Chesapeake. This is how Washington had the British stopped from refueling and from escape. The infantry troops surrounded Yorktown in a semi- circle formation. Then, they just bombarded them as much as possible until October 18, 1781 when Cornwallis was depleted of everything and surrendered. This completely broke the will of the British to continue fighting, so a treaty began to be written. The Treaty of Paris, 1783 ended the war.
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    Purcell, L. Edward, and Sarah J. Purcell. "Battle of Yorktown." Encyclopedia of Battles in North America, 1517 to 1916. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2000. American History Online. Facts On File
    Primary Source (#5): "The British Surrender at Yorktown, 1781," EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (2002).
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    The Battle Of Yorktown By Ben
    In September of 1781, British forces led by Lord Cornwallis, marched through Virginia, to Yorktown. Cornwallis then preceded to set up redoubts, small forts along the perimeter of Yorktown. Then with the appearance of American and French forces, minor skirmishes began. That day was the 26th of September, the beginning of the siege of Yorktown. After the American army moved closer to the redoubts, the British forces reacted by opening fire. This resulted in a minimal loss of life. After this minor skirmish Cornwallis pulled his men back from all the redoubts, except for Fusilier, and redoubts numbers 9 and 10 In the east. The men he had relocated were placed on the earthworks directly surrounding the town, because he had received a letter that declared 5000 reinforcements would arrive in one week. The Americans and French took over the empty redoubts and stationed their own artillery there. At this point several British soldiers deserted out of fear that they would be killed in combat or starve to death. They ran to the Americans , and told them that Cornwallis had slaughtered all the horses in order to stretch food supplies for his men. That same day the British repulsed an a attack on Fusilier. On October 2nd, the British launched a counter-attack that was repulsed with 50 British casualties. Then on an overcast night, the Americans built a massive trench along the 1st parallel. The British discovered that the trench was just out of musket range. At that point, the American and French mortars and cannons were advanced to the trench. Then the assault began, it went from the 9th, to the 12th of October. After the constant bombardment, the Americans and French launched assaults on the 9th and 10th redoubts. Both redoubts were captured with minimal casualties. Cornwallis then surrendered after he realized he was being assaulted form 4 different directions, 9 and 10, Fusilier, and the trench.
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    Paul Revere had many achievements in his life he was the first American to discover of rolling sheet copper and he was the first person to have successfully built a copper rolling mill in the United States. Paul Revere is known as a patriotic symbol in the United States. Paul Revere was born on December 21, 1734. He was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution. Revere’s father was a silversmith. After Paul Revere got older he became more interested in supporting the American liberty. As the leader of the Boston craftsmen, he worked very closely with some revolutionary leaders such as Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Revere had also joined the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. Paul Revere has also served as a special messenger for the Boston patriots. Two days before the ride took place, Paul Revere had went to Concord to warn patriots there to move their military supplies. When patriot leader Joseph Warren found out about the British attack he sent Revere and William Dawes in different routes to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock in Lexington and the patriots in Concord. Even when the war was going on Paul Revere had still dedicated his life to his silversmith trade in Boston. Paul Revere had died on May 10, 1818. Paul Revere is still remembered for his “Midnight Ride”.
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