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Siege of Yorktown


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George Washington & Lord Cornwallis
   led opposing forces at the   
Siege of Yorktown
Cornwallis' surrender lead to the American victory in the War of Independence.
1781
   saw the   
Siege of Yorktown
Last major land battle in North America of the American War of Independence; a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by British lord and Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis.






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