The Battle of Yorktown
The Battle of Yorktown commenced on September 28th, 1781 and ended on October 17th of that same year. George Washington waged war against the British Army at Yorktown Virginia. Washington commanded over 17,000 French and Colonial men. This battle was the strongest in regards to French support and resulted in the shaming surrender of General Cornwallis, well rather one of General Cornwallis' spokesmen. This battle was the last of the American Revolutionary War, securing freedom and the right to representative government for the colonists.