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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