Battle Of Yorktown

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  • With all of us working together, and several troops trained, we are likely to win. 
  • Our main goal is to trap Cornwallis from his British navy. This gives us a better chance of winning.
  • We have to hurry, and make sure our American army is in position to protect themselves as well as block Cornwallis.
  • From Yorktown to Virginia, the battle of Yorktown raged. France had sent 5,000 troops to support Washington's army in New York of 1781.
  • Fire! Fire!
  • Fire! We can do this
  • Washington's 3,000 troops had been planned to arrive soon in 29 French warships, he used this to prepare and set up a trap for British general, Cornwallis by the time he settled into Yorktown with his army.
  • It is very unlikely that Cornwallis will be able to pass our warships.
  • Yes, that also means the British navy wont be able to rescue him. 
  • Ok, we could do this!
  • Washington realized that it was time to act quick, so he ordered Marquis de Lafayette and an american army of 5,000 troops to block Cornwallis 's escape from Yorktown by land, while the french navy ships blocked the British escape by sea.
  • Washington's army assisted by the French, moved south and surrounded Yorktown with more than 16,000 troops.
  • In the meantime, the French warships came right in time to act as a barrier for the entrance to Chesapeake Bay. This made Cornwallis unable to communicate with the British navy and had very little hope.
  • After three weeks of continuous attacks from the cannon and artillery, Cornwallis surrendered to Washington in the field at Yorktown on October 17, 1781, completely ending the War for Independence. In September 1783, the final treaty was signed which ended the war and recognized American independence.
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