“winning america's independence”
Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence.
A gray battlefield if you plan on driving the whole route and have a very detailed map. The road signs do not give any sort of direction and the park rangers are non existent outside the office. If you go during the heat of summer you’ll see a few families milking about in the massive fields but during winter you could have it all to yourself
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