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Colonial National Historical Park
On this field on October 19, 1781, the British army laid down their weapons to end the Siege of Yorktown and effectively grant independence to the American colonies.Download 2.9 MB
Credit: Sidney E. King, artistThe home of Thomas "Secretary" Nelson was initially used as the headquarters of Lord Cornwallis, due to its proximity to the siege lines (Sidney E. King, artist).
The defeated British army marched along this road to the field designated for their surrender on October 19, 1781, marking the end of the Siege of Yorktown.Download 1.4 MB