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    Charles Cornwallis was a very important person when it came before the American Revolutionary War. He was born on December 31, 1738 at Grosvenor Square, London, United Kingdom. He was born into an Aristocratic Family. He was the eldest of two. Charles received his education at Clare College, Cambridge. He also went to Eton college and Turin Military Academy. Although he was well-educated, Charles decided to enter the military, rather than doing pursuing the life of leisure. He decided to distance himself from other aristocratic officers by studying military science and attending the military academy at Turin, Italy. Charles’s job before the war was being a civil and military governor in Ireland and India. In these places, he brought about significant…

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    England’s government. The British Commander Charles Cornwallis was the one to go to battle at York town against the American commander George Washington. On the way to York town, Cornwallis had to overcome many other battles that he won. In my opinion commander Charles Cornwallis, could easily have been the down fall of the American Revolution with all of his previous expedients and great skill in battels. The American Revolution started on April 19, 1775 and ended eight years later on…

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    Yorktown American Victory

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    men fought for freedom in October of 1781 . Between 9 and 10 am on October 17th, 1781, a British drummer stood on a parapet as a red coated officer waved a white handkerchief . This flag of freedom was waved through the air, delivering the message of surrender for all soldiers to witness. At this sight, thousands of British troops surrendered to the Americans and the French, a decisive victory which marked the end of the American Revolutionary War. There were multiple factors which contributed…

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    America. In October 1871, the British troops commanded by General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to the American troops in Yorktown, Virginia where the British troops expected additional support from British ships to defeat the American troops. However, the British ships never arrived, which caused the General Charles Cornwallis to surrender. II. Bibliography and Classroom Application - Anderson, M. F., & Vollstadt, E. W. (2004). Young patriots: inspiring stories of the American Revolution.…

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    The British army under General William Howe and Lord Charles Cornwallis deserted all of their posts in New Jersey and journeyed towards New York. British General John Burgoyne had orders to gain control of the Hudson River valley and Lake Champlain. Burgoyne's plan to take control of the New England colonies involved his troops traveling south across Lake Champlain to capture Fort Ticonderoga. From there his force would advance toward Albany, New York to meet General William Howe’s forces…

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    The British army under General William Howe and Lord Charles Cornwallis deserted all of their posts in New Jersey and journeyed towards New York. British General John Burgoyne had orders to gain control of the Hudson River valley and Lake Champlain. His plan to take control of the New England colonies involved his force traveling south across Lake Champlain to capture Fort Ticonderoga. From there advance toward Albany, New York where his force would meet General William Howe’s forces coming up…

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    On October 19, 1781, the British surrendered to the American Army during the Battle of Yorktown. Our British general Cornwallis had his base at Yorktown, at the peninsula in Chesapeake Bay, so the British could get supplies from ships arriving in New York. This turned out to become a big mistake… General George Washington saw this as a chance for him to trap the British. In August, a huge French fleet helping to fight for the Americans came from the West Indies and blocked Chesapeake bay. The…

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    BANG! The last shots of muskets fired and finally stopped after the French and American alliance defeated the British at Yorktown. The Americans were able to fight off and defeat the mighty British empire. With their heads held high, the Americans were now independent and free from British rule. The Americans were able to win the war with the help of the French alliance and by their drive and will to fight for independence. The French alliance was one of the main causes for why the Americans…

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    On December 12, 1780, Major General Nathanael Greene took command of an out of shape army consisting of 2,500 soldiers. The army was brought back into shape at a camp sixty miles southeast of Charlotte, North Carolina with the help of many officers including Daniel Morgan. General Nathanael Greene next divided his force into three commands. Each of the three units would be prepared to attack Cornwallis’ army. Cornwallis heard word of Greene’s strategy, and decided to divide his command too.…

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    Battle Of Brandywine

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    Washington just loss at Battle of Brandywine and had to retreat. He was getting his army to regroup. Luckily for Washington, British General Howe stayed in Brandywine celebrating his victory. Four days after Howe learned the Americans were only ten miles north of him. He prepared and sent his army after them. Washington intercepted a message that said Howe was planning an attack and ready his troops. On September 16th, both armies stood across from each other on either side of a valley. Once the…

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