Surrender of Cornwallis, 1845 (colour litho)
497549 Surrender of Cornwallis, 1845 (colour litho)
by Baillie, James S. (fl.1838-55); 33x43 cm; Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York, USA; (add.info.: Hand-colored lithograph showing Lord Cornwallis surrendering to George Washington at Yorktown on 19 October 1781. Several other American and British military leaders also appear.
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) British Army officer and colonial administrator. His surrender in 1781 to a combined American and French force at the Siege of Yorktown ended significant hostilities in North America.
George Washington (1732-99) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, serving as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ); A© Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History ; American, out of copyright
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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, English military commander, late 18th century, (c1920).Artist: H Ogborne
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, English military commander, late 18th century, (c1920). Cornwallis (1738-1805), served as Governor General of Bengal from 1786 to 1793 and again from July to October 1805. During the American Revolution he accepted command as Major General. In 1781 Washington moved against Cornwallis in Yorktown, Virginia, forcing Cornwallis to surrender. This defeat was decisive in ending the American Revolution. Illustration from Story of the British Nation, Volume III, Walter Hutchinson, (London, c1920s)
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