Learn more about Washington's great triumph at Yorktown in October of 1781.

Supported by the French army and navy, Washington's forces defeated Lord Charles Cornwallis' veteran army dug in at Yorktown, Virginia. Victory at Yorktown led directly to the peace negotiations that ended the war in 1783 and gave America its independence.

Count de Rochambeau

Count de Rochambeau

Learn more about Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, better known as the Count de Rochambeau who alongside General George Washington defeated the British at Yorktown

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