The Battle of Yorktown

By: Nicole Swanson

Introduction

The battle of Yorktown was the last battle of the Revolutionary war.


Cornwallis was a generals on the British side in the battle of Yorktown.


George Washington was one of the generals and he was a president.


The French helped out the Americans.


That is what I learned about the battle of Yorktown.

General Cornwallis

General Cornwallis was a general on the British side.

The very first British general was general Cornwallis. He was born on December 31st 1738, in London. He served in a total of four big wars. He was in service for a total of fourty-eight years though. He was named a major general in 1775. A year after that he helped capture New York in 1776. But then sadly he died in 1805 at age 66 almost 67 years old.

Cornwallis's signature

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George Washington

George Washington was a general and a president. George Washington was known as ”father of our country." He was born in 1732 in Virgina. He was in a total of 10 battles. When he was 17 he became a government surveyor. He was a leader. He fought for the British. Washington was commander-in chief.

The battle

The french were then helpful and helped the Americans out. The strength was 18,900 for the Americans. The Americans one night kept digging to get trenches. The Americans had 18,000 people and the British had 8,000. That was the war that the Americans won their independence.

Conclusion

What makes the battle so important is that it was the last battle of the Revolutionary war.


Cornwallis was one of the generals in the battle of Yorktown.


George Washington was one of the generals and he was a president.


The French helped out the Americans.


That is what I learn about the battle of Yorktown.

Glosory

  1. Independence: not with other countries.

Sources

  • Brain pop
  • Britishbattles
  • Destiny
  • Theamericanrevoltion.org
  • Worldbookonline