The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis
A Review by: Jessi H, Jessica B, Sophia M, and Lexie R.
Story Truth by: Jessi Holloway
Happening Truth by: Lexie Rawls
The final chapter of the American Revolution began with the surrender of Lord Cornwallis in Yorktown, Virginia. After a few months of defeat by American and French armies, which had been growing due to heightened nationalism, the British army led by Charles O’Hara was marched out of Yorktown while being saluted by the American General, Benjamin Lincoln. French officers and troops under the white flag, and American officers and troops under the American flag surround the existing British army while accepting the British surrender.
Critique by: Sophia Mapes
Artist's Background by: Jessica Bradee
War Story: Gossip Guerilla
Morning American Revolutionaries. Benjamin Butler here, filling you in on Yorktown’s scandalous British army. As I first entered the war, the only thing on my mind was the hatred I had for Britain and their army. I vividly remember every battle, the passion within me growing stronger, and stronger. Now, the battle of Yorktown awaits, and the anticipation is killing me.
Spotted: Cornwallis and his officers headed toward the field. Looks like Lord C. is ready for a fight. Will he be prepared? Or will he crumble under the pressure of the American troops?
According to the Washington Press, Lord C, is getting nervous. Although he is putting up a fight, our American troops are stronger. Rumor has it that C. is preparing a surrender. Looks like C. couldn’t compare to W. after all.
America gains Independence: C. is defeated and dethroned from his position in the hierarchy. Now, America takes its place as rightful victors, will America be able to succeed? Tune in again soon.
XOXO, Gossip Guerrilla