The Battle Of Yorktown

265 Words2 Pages
The Battle of Yorktown was fought at the city of Yorktown in the months of September and October in 1776. The Reason why the armies where their was because the British General Lord Charles Cornwallis departed from St. Domingue to Chesapeake Bay and he chose to make Yorktown his base. This was one of the final battles in the war for the colonies to gain independence. George Washington realises that this is the perfect opportunity to take action. He orders 5,000 troops to block Cornwallis ' escape by land while the French naval fleet will block Britain 's escape by sea. A British fleet under Admiral Thomas Graves failed to get through the French naval fleet rejecting any reinforcements for Cornwallis. Then George Washington and Count de
Open Document