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Battle Name : Yorktown

Date(s) : 06 October 1781 - 19 October 1781

Part of : American War of Independence ,

Outcome : A victory for French and American Forces over British Forces

Type of battle : Land, Seige


The British Army under General Cornwallis fortified itself at Yorktown. The combined French and American armies under Washington and Rochambeau surrounded and besieged Cornwallis. After all hope of assistance faded away, Cornwallis surrendered. This was the last major land battle in the American War for Independence.


The village of Yorktown on the York River, in South-Eastern Virginia, USA (USA)

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British Forces

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7,723 (86.92%)

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