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  1. BattleofYorktown By:Devon Preston,Olivia Pescatore andTaylor Marinelli

  2. Where and When the Battle Took Place • Yorktown, Virginia • 28th September- October 19th 1781 • Cornwallis surrendered British American French

  3. Generals and Important Men of the Battle • General George Washington • General Nathanael Greene (American) • General Conte de Rochambeau and Lieutenant General Jean-Bapiste Donatien de (French but with America) • General Charles Cornwallis (British) American and French British

  4. Why the Battle Happened • George W. found British encampment • Wanted to defeat British • Rushed to get French • Fought the British • America won the battle

  5. Interesting Facts • 9,000 troops (British) • 5,000 troops (American + French) • After British surrendered they played "The World Turned Upside Down" as laid down their arms • The battle of Yorktown was also called the Siege of Yorktown • Last major war • British uniforms – headgear made of bearskin caps

  6. Bibliography • http://library.thinkquest.org/11683/media/Yorktown.gif • www.txgenweb7.org/.../george-washington-big.jpg • http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~robert/nathanaelgreene.jpg • http://www.nps.gov/york/historyculture/images/ROCHAMB_exb2.jpg • www.thinkaboutit.com/lafayett.jpg • http://www.americanhistoryalive.com/images/LordCharlesCornwallis.jpg • http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-yorktown-begins