British defeat Charleston
Americans suffer worst defeat, published November 1st
Americans in Charleston go mad. So they chase the British troops all the way to Yorktown, Virginia. Lieutenant General Clinton sailed north to New York after the victory, having learned of an impending French expedition to the British-occupied northern state. He left General Charles Cornwallis in command of 8,300 British forces in the South.
The Americans suffered one of their worst defeats. The British attack Charleston unexpectedly. Now Charleston has 3,000 of there citizens captured. The British troops are chased to Virginia on October 19, they are forced to surrender in Yorktown. General Benjamin Lincoln is able to turn tables and accept offer from General Cornwallis' ceremonial surrender to General George Washingtons army on October 20.