Battle of Yorktown
The Battle of Yorktown
The Battle of Yorktown was in 1780 at Rhode Island. The French arrived at the battle and helped with the patriot forces who were fighting against the British. They Tricked the British by pretending to siege New York, when in reality they moved their troops down towards the south and began to circle Cornwall at Yorktown. They trapped Cornwallis against the sea and held him while waiting for the British ships. The French arrived instead of the British the French blocked Cornwallis from retreating. General Washington crushed their army only to later accept their surrender on October 17th. The battle of Yorktown was the end of the Revolutionary war. George Washington and the french won against Cornwallis's army of 5,000 men. This took Virginia from Cornwallis and gave it to the colonist. It was the last battle of the Revolutionary war.