Battle of Yorktown
Downriver of Anderson’s Neck, the historic battle at Yorktown took place.
View of Yorktown Before it was Destroyed During Battle of Yorktown
This is where the Continental Army, led by General George Washington with the assistance of the Marquis de Lafayette, soundly defeated Cornwallis. That victory was the tipping point that started the beginning of a gradual decline of the British Empire and the birth of a new American nation.
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