The Battle and Surrender at Yorktown
This paper will be focusing on the Battle and Surrender at Yorktown. There were three different countries involved in this battle: America, Britain, and France. All together the number of American and French troops almost doubled the number of British troops. The surrender at Yorktown was a great turning point in the Revolutionary War. It was because of this victory that America won the war. A great ally in this battle was France, but what would have happened if they had not come to Americas aid? There is no debate that the French had an enormous part in America’s victory, but how did this battle start?
The Battle of Yorktown started when George Washington wanted to take Yorktown by siege. He wanted to do this because Britain had control of Yorktown at the time. When America went in to siege Yorktown they were bombarded with cannons. (Surrender at Yorktown)
As stated before, there were three different countries involved in this battle: America, Britain, and France. The American General was George Washington. The British General was Lord Cornwallis. The French General was General de Rochambeau. General de Rochambeau was born in Vendôme, Loir-et-Cher, France. His first battle was in The War of Austrian \Succession. He became a trusted advisor of General George Washington’s when he placed his
troops under Washington’s command.(Comte De Rochambeau) He was involved in the Battle of Yorktown when he came to America’s aid with 6,000 French troops, helping them win the battle. (The British Surrender at Yorktown)
General Cornwallis was born in London. His first battle was in The Seven Years War. He joined the British Army in 1757. He was involved in the Battle of Yorktown when Washington attacked Yorktown (which Cornwallis had control of at the time). Despite his loss at Yorktown, he is still remembered for many accomplishments, such as being appointed to be Governor General, to be Master-General of the...