Battle of Yorktown

Revolutionary War

Battle of Yorktown




28th of September to 19th of October 1781


George Washington and Charles Cornwallis


So the Americans could be free from Great Britain

The Battle of Yorktown Begins

On this day in 1781, General George Washington, and General Jean-Baptiste Donatien commanding a force of 7,800 French and 8,800 American troops, begins the siege known as the Battle of Yorktown against British General Charles Cornwallis and a army of 9,000 British troops at Yorktown.

The Battle of Yorktown Ends

The Americans and the French surrounded the British and they could go the other way because the York River was behind them and their ships were scattered in a storm. So nothing else to do they surrendered to the Americans and the French. Now the Revolutionary War was finished and America was free from Great Britain and could be a independent nation.