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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Yorktown (1781)
The Battle of Yorktown (1781) was a victory by a combined American and French force led by General George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, and the French General Comte de Rochambeau over a British army commanded by General Lord Charles Cornwallis.
The Battle of the Rice Boats was a battle of the American Revolution that took place in the Savannah River on the border between the Province of Georgia and the Province of South Carolina.
Battle of Yorktown (1862) Battle of Yorktown 1862 Part of the American Civil War Pursuit of the flying rebels from Yorktown Sunday morning.
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In August the British fortified Yorktown and the town of Gloucester, on the opposite side of the York River.
En route to Yorktown, a British reinforcement of 7000 troops under Clinton had to sail back to New York upon receiving news of the surrender on October 29.
Washington achieved the victory at Yorktown by coordinating his widely scattered land and sea forces in what is considered one of the most skillful military operations in history.
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  The Battle of Yorktown
After the British loss in the Battle of the Chesapeake Capes (Second), he French naval fleet blocked England's access to the Chesapeake Bay and the American-French land forces blocked a move inland.
Yorktown rests on the northern border of a large peninsula formed by the James River on the south and the York River on the north.
The Battle of Yorktown was the last major engagement of the war.
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 Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Siege of Yorktown was a victory by a combined assault of American and French forces led by General George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, and French General Comte de Rochambeau, over a British Army commanded by General Lord Cornwallis.
He had cut a wide swath, but his army of 7,000 were forced to give up their dominion of the South and retreat to Yorktown for supplies and reinforcement after an intense two-year campaign led by General Nathanael Greene, who winnowed down their numbers through application of the Fabian strategy.
De Grasse defeated Admiral Thomas Graves' fleet in the Battle of the Chesapeake and won control of the bay.
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 American Revolution - Revolutionary War Battles - "The Battle of Yorktown" October 6-19, 1781
The Battle of Yorktown began after the Battle of Guilford Court House.
The surrender of Yorktown ended the fighting in the War for American Independence, except for some minor fighting that continued in the south, and other battles that still went on overseas.
The Battle of Yorktown, is recognized as one of the most skillful military actions in history.
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 Yorktown Campaign (1781)
It was a tribute to their individual characters and professionalism that the complexities of such operations succeeded, given that neither of the army commanders spoke the language of the other.
The remarkably swift execution by the joint and combined military Franco-American forces, leading to the 1781 Yorktown victory has been difficult for some to accept as the result of evolving circumstances which were exploited by the exemplary, rapid decisions of the various allied commanders.
Yorktown remains a functioning small town with some of the colonial structures still standing.
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 Battle of yorktown - Yorktown, Battle of. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
The Battle of Yorktown in 1781 with the British, Americans and French - the Americans under General Washington.
The Battle of Yorktown was one of the last battles of the American Revolutionary War.
A battle that took place October 1781 was the battle of Yorktown.
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 Yorktown Report
The Battle of Yorktown, which was fought in October, 1781, illustrated the strength of the British Army.
The British Army’s strengths were demonstrated clearly in the battle of Yorktown.
This was the decisive factor in the battle of Yorktown.
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 Colonial National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
It was one hundred and seventy-four years of hope, frustration, adventure, discovery, growth, and development that saw a lonely settlement of 104 men and boys grow into a nation of 13 colonies of 3 million people, of many races and many beliefs.
It also over looks the scene where the Battle of the Capes took place, the sea battle which would lead to the final major battle of the Revolutionary War with the surrender of the British at Yorktown.
Yorktown is the site of the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War.
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Yorktown then steamed to the South Pacific, where she participated in a series of raids and other operations that climaxed in the Battle of Coral Sea in early May. In this action, in which she was damaged by enemy bombs, her planes attacked two Japanese aircraft carriers, helping to sink Shoho and damaging Shokaku.
USS Yorktown (CV-5) is hit on the port side, amidships, by a Japanese Type 91 aerial torpedo during the mid-afternoon attack by planes from the carrier Hiryu, 4 June 1942.
Yorktown is heeling to port and is seen at a different aspect than in other views taken by Pensacola, indicating that this is the second of the two torpedo hits she received.
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 Common Sense Americanism - The Battle of Yorktown -- An Eyewitness
The victory that, militarily at least, marked the successful end of the American Revolution was achieved in Yorktown, VA on October 19, 1781 when troops under General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette forced the surrender of the British army of the south under Lord Charles Cornwallis.
Later that summer at the Battle of Camden, the victor of Saratoga, General Horatio Gates, was soundly defeated by the new British commander in the south, Lord Cornwallis.
Though still able to win battles in the south, the British were unable to consolidate the victories or to hold territory, and were gradually confined to Charleston and Savannah.
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 CREST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The crest typifies the essence of the YORKTOWN heritage and spirit.
The Griffin symbolizes the courage, daring, endurance, alertness, and the ability proven by General Washington’s troops at the Battle of Yorktown and by the performance of the four previous YORKTOWNs - a spirit and heritage borne proudly by CG 48.
The amulet and cross allude to a telescopic gun sight and recognize the birth of modern naval gunnery in the second YORKTOWN with the first successful test of a telescopic gun sight in 1892.
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 Third Yorktown sunk at Battle of Midway
YORKTOWN and her sister ships are capable of carrying their formidable array of weapons and electronic equipment at high speeds over long ranges.
The Yorktown CG 48 recently won the Golden Anchor Award for Personnel Retention and we received the Battle 'E' Award for Year 2000.
The cruiser Yorktown became famous when it went "dead in the water" and had to be towed into port when its computer crashed.
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 Amazon.com: The Battle of Yorktown, 1781: A Reassessment (Warfare in History) (Warfare in History): Books: John D. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Yorktown (1781), where a British Army, commanded by Lord Cornwallis, surrendered to the American forces under George Washington and their French allies, has generally been considered one of the decisive battles of the American War of Independence.
It shows that the battle was really a siege, that it involved relatively few numbers, and relatively little fighting, and was not immediately seen as decisive, with the war continuing for a further two years.
It sets the battle and campaign in the wider context of a war which included action in the West Indies, Europe, Africa, Asia, and at sea; shows how movements of the French and British navies were a crucial factor; and, overall, reassesses the causes and significance of the battle.
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 YORKTOWN MAP - Archiving Early America
The successful outcome of the Yorktown campaign, led by Gen. Washington and French Gen. Rochambeau, marked the end of the Revolutionary War, thus winning independence for the 13 colonies.
It also established Yorktown's place in history as the site of Gen. Cornwallis' surrender of his troops to the Allied forces.
It is clear that without the support of the French land and sea forces the victory at Yorktown would not have been possible.
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Geography makes Yorktown a strategic place in control of the rivers of Virginia and access to the Chesapeake Bay.
Yorktown was the base of British General Charles Cornwallis during the 1781 Battle of Yorktown, the last major battle of the
Moreover, Yorktown was used as the base for the Federal Army of the Potomac under General George McClellan in the
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 Battle Of Yorktown
Yorktown, Virginia founded in 1691, was a busy 18th-century tobacco port but the town is best remembered as the site of the Battle of Yorktown, which effectively ended the Revolutionary War.
Nine 18th-century buildings survived the 1781 Battle of Yorktown and can still be seen.
Nelson a signer of the Declaration of Independence  was also engaged in the final siege of Yorktown.  Nelson being a true patriot, urged General Washington to fire on his own home, the Nelson House, where Cornwallis had his headquarters.
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 The Battle of Yorktown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the Revolution.
The battle involved the Americans and British, but the French were allies to the Americans.
Cornwallis and his 7,000 troops picked Yorktown because he thought the British navy would bring fresh troops and supplies but a fleet of 20 French ships blocked the British navy from entering the Chesapeake Bay.
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 Battle of yorktown - Battle of Yorktown - 225th Anniversary
Blackwell: The Battle of Yorktown: The Story of the Climactic Battle of the American Revolution, Fleming, Thomas, ibooks.
Battle of Yorktown This is what a solider in the American Revolution went throw every battle.
Battle of Yorktown - Hamilton achieved his dream for glory when he led a charge of 400 men against the British at the Battle of Yorktown in 1881.
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 Battle of Yorktown
The Battle of Yorktown, although it did not end the war, was the last major battle of the war.
Battle of Yorktown - Surrender of General Cornwallis
They were now motivated to negotiate the end of the war, and the Treaty of Paris.
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 The Myth of John Garrigus at the Battle of Yorktown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In fact, the militia's strong performance at the Battle of Monmouth (where John was in fact present) is considered one of the turning points of the Revolutionary War.
Further research into New Jersey's participation at Yorktown discovered that in 1781 Colonel Elias Dayton was promoted to Brigadier General of the Jersey Brigade and Lt. Colonel Francis Barber took command of the New Jersey Light Infantry.
A severe battle took place at the bridge where a Rhode Island regiment of Regulars was stationed, under Colonel Angel.
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 Yorktown At War
It was used to inform Yorktown residents how to react during an attack, how to ration, information on subversive activities, evacuation, Red Cross courses, air warden training, etc., all geared to ready the civilian population in the event of an enemy attack.
She is a long-time resident of Yorktown, raised her children here, and has been active in the social welfare of the community.
Yorktown may not be Gettysburg, the Alamo or Colonial Williamsburg, but it does have a diverse and interesting history.
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Early in August Cornwallis moved down the York River and occupied Yorktown, while the marquis stationed his army at Malvern Hill; and here they remained until the inaugurating of a great and unexpected movement that was to end the campaign and the war.
For three years, since the battle of Monmouth, Washington had held his army as a watchdog, guarding the great valley of the Hudson, while Clinton, in the city of New York, was ever threatening to invade it.
In the hope of luring Washington back, he sent Arnold to harass the coast of Connecticut, but the traitor was driven away by the swarming minute men.
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 Visit Yorktown VA - Part of the Historic Triangle of Virginia
The battle at Yorktown and subsequent victory effectively ended the war and gave the colonists what they had long yearned for — Independence.
Yorktown was established in 1691, and by the early 1700s, had emerged as a major tobacco port and economic center in Virginia.
At the peak of its success, Yorktown consisted of 2000 residents, a bustling wharf with docks and storehouses, a Main Street that sat atop a bluff and was lined with stately homes, as well as several taverns and shops that were scattered throughout the town.
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 LIBERTY! . Chronicle of the Revolution . Yorktown 1781 | PBS
In a stunning reversal of fortune that may signal the end of fighting in the American colonies, Charles Lord Cornwallis today signed orders surrendering his British Army to a combined French and American force outside the Virginia tobacco port of Yorktown.
On shore, the incessant shelling of the French and American guns made life miserable for the British troops.
When a British officer finally appeared with a white flag on the parapet surrounding Yorktown, the French and American guns fell quiet.
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 The Battle of Yorktown
The Battle of Yorktown was the climax of the Revolutionary War.
This would be the final major battle of the Revolutionary War.
His successors decided that it was no longer in Britain's best interest to continue the war, and by November of 1782, the Treaty of Paris, in which Britain recognized the United States and promised to remove all its troops from the country, had been written.
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 Yorktown marks battle's 225th
Friendship does not mean to be arrogant, she told several thousand people during a ceremony at the Yorktown Victory Monument that included the swearing-in of 33 new U.S. citizens and the placing of a large memorial wreath.
Alliot-Marie also said that Yorktown is "an unfailing link" between France and the U.S. "Here in America, before us, you made real three ideas that have marked and are still marking the world: independence for the nation, constitution for the state, liberty for the people," she said.
U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said the Battle of Yorktown was a defining moment of the great American journey that began at Jamestown.
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 The American Revolution (Eutaw Springs)
On March 15, 1781, he had held the field at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina against Greene, but suffered huge losses.
On September 5, the long awaited French fleet led by Admiral de Grasse battled the British navy.
The bombardment of the fort at Yorktown began on October 9, 1781.
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 The Battle of Yorktown
The Battle of Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781 effectively ended the American Revolution.
While Washington and Rochambeau were marching southward, de Grasse's fleet arrived off Yorktown and fought a sharp battle with the Royal Navy under Admiral Thomas Graves, causing Graves to retreat toward New York.
The victory at Yorktown had sealed the revolution once and for all and ended British rule in North America.
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 Battle Summary: Yorktown, VA
John B. Magruder’s small Confederate army at Yorktown behind the Warwick River.
Failure to exploit the initial success of this attack, however, held up McClellan for two additional weeks, while he tried to convince his navy to maneuver the Confederates’ big guns at Yorktown and Gloucester Point and ascend the York River to West Point thus outflanking the Warwick Line.
McClellan planned for a massive bombardment to begin at dawn on May 4, but the Confederate army slipped away in the night toward Williamsburg.
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