The last major conflict of the American Revolutionary War, on September 28, 1781, the American Continental Army, with French assistance, defeated the British Army at the siege of Yorktown, Virginia. The surrender of British General Lord Cornwallis and his army encouraged the British government to negotiate a peace settlement with the American Colonies, under the brilliant military command of General George Washington. The battle was remembered as primarily an artillery engagement, with long-awaited French reinforcements arriving by sea and bombarding the coast.
Today In History- September 28
American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia.
Americans victorious against British at Yorktown, Virginia.
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