Siege of Yorktown Timeline

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Siege of Yorktown

Siege of Yorktown

In January 1781, the prospects for victory looked grim for the American cause. The Continental Congress was out of money, American soldiers suffered from a lack of food and pay, and General Washington faced mutinies in several major units of his army. But by the end of the year, a combined force of American and French troops defeated the British under Lord Cornwallis at the decisive Siege of Yorktown. The Siege of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution.

This timeline details important events in the Siege of Yorktown.

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