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Promoted to lieutenant general and second in command of the army in America in 1778, Cornwallis played a major role in command of the British rear guard in the inconclusive Battle of Monmouth ...

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Revolutionary War Facts about General Cornwallis. When the American Revolution began in 1775 Cornwallis re-entered the military and was immediately promoted to major general. Early in the American Revolutionary War General Cornwallis was a very successful military commander. He played an important part in driving the colonial army out of New ...

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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, KG, PC (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805), styled Viscount Brome between 1753 and 1762 and known as The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a British Army general and official.In the United States and the United Kingdom he is best remembered as one of the leading British generals in the American War of Independence.

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T hough he probably is known best as the British general who lost the American colonies, Lord Charles Cornwallis was actually quite a remarkable man. An educated aristocrat with military and political experience, Lord Cornwallis served King George III and Britain as one of the leading generals of the Revolutionary War, where he proved himself as a gifted strategist.

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Cornwallis in India. In 1786, Cornwallis was appointed to his first of two terms as Governor General of India.He defeated Tipu Sultan in the Third Anglo-Mysore War, which was a series of conflicts ...

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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), was a British soldier and statesman. Although remembered best because of his defeat at Yorktown in the American Revolution, Cornwallis was more often successful in his military activities in India and Ireland. The Cornwallis family traced its roots to the 14th century in England and its titles ...

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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl Cornwallis, British soldier and statesman, probably best known for his defeat at Yorktown, Virginia, in the last important campaign (September 28–October 19, 1781) of the American Revolution. Cornwallis was possibly the most capable British general in

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He also fought against some more colonial rebels in the Third Anglo-Mysore War (1789-1792). Ironically, Cornwallis accepted the surrender and hostages from the rebellious Indian Sultan. Returning to England, he was honored with the position of Master General of Ordinance and in 1798 took the post of Lord Lieutenant and Commander in Chief of ...

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Here are 10 facts you probably didn’t know about the battle and the aftermath: Lord Cornwallis didn’t attend the surrender ceremony. He feigned a cold and sulked in his quarters. He sent Brigadier General Charles O’Hara to conduct the surrender on his behalf. General Washington was furious at the insult.

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General George Washington instructed the Marquis de Lafayette, who was in Virginia with an American army of around 5,000 men, to block Cornwallis’ escape from Yorktown by land. In the meantime ...