Mrs. Pam Brooks' Fourth Grade
Redcliffe Elementary School
The American Revolution: The Major Battles
The Battle of Yorktown
In late summer of 1781, British General Cornwallis had set up at Yorktown, a small town in southeastern Virginia located on the Chesapeake Bay where it was easy for British ships to land supplies. But the French navy took control of the Chesapeake By. Surrounded and under siege for two weeks from both land and sea, Cornwallis had to give up. Through a cooperative effort, the French and Continental armies trapped and defeated British General Cornwallis and the British army at Yorktown.
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