19.10.07

On this day in History

The British Surrender at Yorktown Virginia, October 19,1781


The Battle of Yorktown was the climax of the Revolutionary War. The combined forces of General Washington, General Rochambeau, Admiral de Grasse, and General Lafayette all converged on the greatest concentration of British troops in America. It took great amounts of planning, courage, and skill to execute this attack. more

The British laid down their arms as their band played "The World Turn'd Upside Down". One version may be heard here. Alternate words may found here. An alernate verision which may have been played was "When the King Shall Enjoy His Own Again" found here... How appropriate... A condemnation of the Rouseau doctrine is found here.

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