sep 28, 1781 - Siege of Yorktown Begins
General George Washington, commanding a force of 17,000 French and Continental troops, begins the siege known as the Battle of Yorktown against British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and a contingent of 9,000 British troops at Yorktown, Virginia, in the most important battle of the Revolutionary War.
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Revolutionary War Timeline
By: Nishanth Chandran and Victor Dobrinski