British troops attack in Charlottesville , where the Virginia government was meeting.
Thomas Jefferson as well as other officials had to leave Virginia quickly to escape General Cornwallis.
We need to leave quickly!
Marquis de Lafayette was a French leader that was under command of the American troops , they fought back against the British. This caused General Cornwallis to retreat to the Yorktown peninsula which was a huge mistake.
We need to get back to Yorktown.
After Cornwallis retreated , Washington as well as his French allies ( Marquis de Lafayette and Comte de Rochambeau) had trapped Cornwallis on the Yorktown peninsula.
This successfully cut Cornwallis off from all supplies; he could not escape by land or by sea. Washington and Lafayette blocked Cornwallis’ path on land, while Comte de Rochambeau blocked Cornwallis by sea
For several weeks, Cornwallis held out. Finally, with supplies running low, Cornwallis surrendered to Washington’s Continental Army.