> wiki   Explore:images videos games  

Battle of Yorktown (1781)

KidzSearch Safe Wikipedia for Kids.
(Redirected from Siege of Yorktown)
Jump to: navigation, search
Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.

The Battle of Yorktown was the last important battle of the American Revolution. Fought in 1781, it is considered the last major battle of the Revolution. The Continental Army, led by George Washington, won against the British, led by General Lord Charles Cornwallis. Cornwallis was forced to surrender after being surrounded by Washington's army. As the British soldiers laid down their muskets, they were playing "The World Turned Upside Down".

The Americans were assisted by the French, led by the Marquis de Lafayette and the Comte de Rochambeau. The battle took place in Yorktown, Virginia, near the York River. After being cut-off by the French fleet, Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans and the Continental Army.

The battle is thought of as the last battle of the Revolution and led to the Treaty of Paris in 1783.

In 2007, a group of famous musical artists joined together to honour the lives lost at the Battle of Yorktown. Mothership Johnsen, Dr. M. Steinkirchner, J. Chernus and Lord Admiral Rivers joined together in association with Rüshing Rivers Production to form the Indubididdy Continentals.