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The last battle of the American Revolutionary War was the Battle of Yorktown, in which General George Washington won a decisive victory over British General Cornwallis. This defeat led to the Treaty of Paris, which ended... More »

The Battle of Yorktown was important to the American Revolution because it ended in the surrender of the General Cornwallis and his army, effectively ending the war in the American colonies. The battle took place between... More »

The Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence, began on April 19, 1775, with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The former began with a skirmish on the village green of Lexington, Massachusetts... More »

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General George Washington started the Battle of Yorktown when he led a force of 17,000 Continental and French forces to besiege General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his 9,000 British troops in Yorktown, Virginia on Septem... More »

A combined force of troops from the American Continental Army and the French Army, the former led by General George Washington and the latter by the Comte de Rochambeau, won the Battle of Yorktown against British Army tr... More »

The Battle of Yorktown began on September 28, 1781. It did not officially end until October 17, 1781, when British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered. More »

The Battle of Yorktown was important because it triggered the point of final surrender for British forces. The battle was the last major conflict during the American Revolution, and its outcome in favor of the Americans ... More »