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  • People in the fight
  • Charles Cornwallis
  • George Washington
  • Location of the Battle
  • People in command of the battle
  • The battle of York Town was between General George Washington (in command of 17,000 French and Continental troops) and British General Lord Charles Cornwallis (in command of 9,000British troops).
  • How the battle was fought
  • The battle of York Town was held in Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Who won the battle
  • In command were General George Wahington and British General Lord Charles Cornwallis.
  • Impact if the battle (Why was it important?)
  • George Washington ordered 5,000 troops to block Cornwallis' escape from Yorktown. By September 28, George Washington had been able to completely surround Cornwallis. After 3 weeks of bombarding eachother, Cornwallis finally surrendered.
  • General George Washington won the battle of York Town.
  • The battle of Yorktown is important because it was one of the first victories that George Washington had won. It helped to spread hope to people who were giving up on them, thinking they would lose.
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