The Battle of Yorktown

The Battle of Yorktown
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  • Commanders in the Battle of Yorktown
  • People within the Battle of Yorktown
  • Location of the Battle of Yorktown
  • General George Washington and General Charles Cornwallis were in command of the battle. Washington was on the side of the American colonists, whilst Cornwallis was in command of the British.
  • How the Battle of Yorktown was fought
  • While there were commanders, there were people who were ranked under the commanders as well. Some of these people would be Alexander Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette, and Charles O'Hara. Hamilton and Lafayette were sided with the Patriots, and O'Hara was for the British.
  • Who won the Battle of Yorktown
  • The Battle of Yorktown took place in Yorktown, Virginia. 
  • Impact of the Battle of Yorktown
  • The Battle of Yorktown was fought for three weeks, in which during that time Marquis de Lafayette with 5,000 troops blocked off Charles Cornwallis' escape from Yorktown, and the French blocked any British naval escape. After this said three weeks, Cornwallis had surrendered and the Americans had won.
  • The Patriots had won the Battle of Yorktown, capturing 8,000 British and German soldiers.
  • The impact of the Battle of Yorktown is very great. The Treaty of Paris was signed at the end of the battle, marking the beginning of the American settlements away from British rule. 
  • Treaty of Paris
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