A History of Yorktown and its Victory Celebrations

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A History of Yorktown and its Victory Celebrations

Author: Kathleen Manley
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 96
Cover Price: $ 17.99

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Written by local Yorktown author Kathleen Manley, this book chronicles the history of Yorktown, Virginia, and the victory celebrations that have been undertaken through the generations to remember a historic time in America's infancy.

Background Information

Trapped by George Washington's forces on land and the French navy at sea, General Cornwallis had no way out of Yorktown. The Yorktown campaign allowed the French and American forces to combat the British on land and sea and eventually force the surrender of General Cornwallis in 1781.