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The surrender at Yorktown is where General George washington defeats Lord Cornwallis British Army making the British surrender.

George Washington commanding French and Continental troops, begins the siege known as the Battle of Yorktown against British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and a 9,000 British troop at Yorktown, Virginia. General George Washington had told Marquis de Lafayette and American troops to block Cornwallis' escape from Yorktown by land and French Naval fleet blocked the British by sea. By September 28, 1781 George Washington had the British surrounded with no escape. After weeks of cannons being fired and guns being shot, Cornwallis had surrendered to George Washington October 17, 1781. The battle at Yorktown ended the war for the colonist freedom and independence. Leaving it the most important battle of The American Revolution.

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Map of the Battle of Yorktown - the American Revolution by John Fawkes.
Map of the Battle of Yorktown - the American Revolution by John Fawkes.

external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTfLLmcp-6mtevLgjqkgdPnszCcCYu6t-Q0TUyRYAFOMpQ137lm-ASeptember 28, 1781- Battle of Yorktown officialy began.

external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTfLLmcp-6mtevLgjqkgdPnszCcCYu6t-Q0TUyRYAFOMpQ137lm-Aoctober 17, 1781- Cornwallis surrender to General George Washington

external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTfLLmcp-6mtevLgjqkgdPnszCcCYu6t-Q0TUyRYAFOMpQ137lm-ASeptember 3, 1783- Treaty of Paris was written and signed.