siege of Yorktown

in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution
Syn: ↑Yorktown
Regions: ↑Virginia, ↑Old Dominion, ↑Old Dominion State, ↑VA
Instance Hypernyms: ↑siege, ↑besieging, ↑beleaguering, ↑military blockade

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  • Siege of Yorktown — Infobox Military Conflict |conflict=Siege of Yorktown |partof=the American Revolutionary War | |caption= Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown by John Trumbull. Oil on canvas, 1820. |date=September 28 October 19 1781 |place=Yorktown, Virginia… …   Wikipedia

  • Siège de Yorktown — Bataille de Yorktown Bataille de Yorktown Capitulation de Cornwallis à Yorktown John Trumbull (1820) Informations générales Date 28 septembre – 17 octobre  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Yorktown — may refer to:Places in the United States*Yorktown, Arkansas *Yorktown, Illinois *Yorktown, Indiana *Yorktown, Iowa *Yorktown, Kentucky *Yorktown, Maryland *Yorktown, New Jersey *Yorktown, New York **Yorktown Heights, New York, a hamlet in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Yorktown, Siege of — (1781) American French land and sea campaign against the British that virtually ended the American Revolution. About 7,500 British troops under Charles Cornwallis occupied defensive positions at the coastal port of Yorktown, Va., on Aug. 1, 1781 …   Universalium

  • Yorktown — noun 1. a historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News; site of the last battle of the American Revolution • Instance Hypernyms: ↑village, ↑hamlet • Part Holonyms: ↑Virginia, ↑Old Dominion, ↑Old Dominion State, ↑VA …   Useful english dictionary

  • siege — siegeable, adj. /seej/, n., v., sieged, sieging. n. 1. the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and… …   Universalium

  • siege — 01. The [siege] of the town lasted until the people finally ran out of food, and had to surrender. 02. Over a million Soviet soldiers and civilians lost their lives during the [siege] of Stalingrad. 03. The army lay [siege] to the airport where… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Yorktown order of battle — The following units and commanders of the British, American, and French armies fought in the Siege of Yorktown of the American Revolution.British ArmyLt. Gen. Charles, Earl Cornwallis, commandingHeadquarters:Staff:17th Light… …   Wikipedia

  • Siege de Savannah — Siège de Savannah Siège de Savannah Attaque de Savannah, tableau de A.I. Keller Informations générales Date 16 septembre 18 octobre 1779 Lieu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Siege de Boston — Siège de Boston Le Siège de Boston (19 avril 1775 – 17 mars 1776) fut la première phase de la partie active de la Guerre d indépendance des États Unis d Amérique, lors de laquelle l Armée continentale américaine encercla la… …   Wikipédia en Français

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