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Overlooking the York River in Yorktown itself is the Yorktown Victory Monument, which memorializes the end of the American Revolution and celebrates the ultimate intervening peace between Great Britain and the United States in the centuries to follow.

The Siege of Yorktown or Battle of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by General Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by General Lord Cornwallis. It proved to be the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War, as the surrender of Cornwallis’s army (the second of the war) prompted the British government to eventually negotiate an end to the conflict.

Source Yorktown Victory Monument, Colonial National Historic Site, Yorktown, Virginia
Author Ken Lund from Reno, Nevada, USA
Camera location37° 13′ 56.45″ N, 76° 30′ 19.44″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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