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Cornwallis’s Surrender – Capitulation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 19.—Be it remembered, that on the seventeenth of October, 1781, Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis, with above five thousand British troops, surrendered prisoners of war to his Excellency General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the allied forces of France and America!…

Cornwallis’s Surrender celebrated at Trenton

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 28.—Yesterday the great and important event of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his whole army, to the combined forces commanded by his Excellency GENERAL WASHINGTON, was celebrated at Trenton, in New Jersey, with every mark of joy…

Yorktown Invested

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 9.—The British in Yorktown and Gloucester, in Virginia, are now completely invested by land and water. The allied army, under his Excellency General Washington’s command, commenced operations against the enemy in those towns, on Thursday, the 27th ultimo,…

Siege of Yorktown, Va., commenced

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 27.—The American army and their allies, near Williamsburg, in Virginia, formed the line of battle to-day. To-morrow morning they expect to march to a position near York, to commence a siege. They make a brilliant appearance as to…

Affairs in Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 1.—A gentleman who left the American army in Virginia, on the afternoon of the 30th of September, gives the following account of transactions in that quarter: —”On Friday, September 28th, the whole army marched from Williamsburg to within…