Why Did Washington Want To Take Cornwallis On Virginia's Yorktown

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After the revolution was beginning in 1775-1776, the middle years brought the Americans rebels the knowledge that their struggle for independence would not be a quick and simple war. The most fearfully enemy of George Washington in the war was General Cornwallis. Maybe, if Washington would have attacked Clinton’s army in New York, the finish of the war would have been not in his favor, but Rochambeau had another idea: take Cornwallis on Virginia’s Yorktown peninsula. Thus, for the first time in the long war, Washington saw the opportunity to use naval superiority to his advantage. They send a message by frigate to admiral de Grasse in the West Indies, acting autonomously; he made one of the momentous decisions of the war. He decided to came
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