Lord Charles Cornwallis, a lieutenant general of the British Army during the American Revolution, helped secure a British victory at the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse early in the war. At the conclusion of the war, Cornw... More »

Interesting facts about Virginia include that it is the birthplace of eight American presidents and six first ladies and that the dogwood is both the state flower and tree. The establishment of the first settlement at Ja... More »

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Forest are large areas of land that are dominated by trees. Other types of vegetation, such as shrubs and flowers, also grow in forests. Forests cover about one-third of the Earth. More »

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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 »

In addition to the fact that the Battle of Vicksburg was the final stage of one of the longest campaigns of the American Civil War, it was also as decisive a victory as the Battle of Gettysburg. The Confederate surrender... More »

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The Battle of Saratoga was a key victory for the Americans in the Revolutionary War. Consisting of two conflicts fought 18 days apart, the battle convinced France to join the war in support of the American cause. 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 »