Surrender at Yorktown - Yorktown, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 13.574 W 076° 30.362
18S E 366392 N 4121032
Quick Description: A plaque that explains the British surrender at Yorktown, marking the official end of the American Revolutionary War.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2021 1:11:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM14FXK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Near this spot on the afternoon of October 19, 1781 – as silence prevailed among the Allied soldiers and onlookers – all eyes were trained on the approaching British troops. Cornwallis, sending word that he was ill, appointed his second in command, Brigadier General Charles O’Hara, to surrender his sword. O’Hara mistakenly approached French General Rochambeau to present the sword. He was quickly corrected and led to Washington, the supreme commander of the Allied forces. Washington refused to take the blade from O’Hara’s “good hand,” and referred him to Major General Benjamin Lincoln, his second in command. Lincoln, accepting it, escorted O’Hara to an open field about one and a half miles from here, where British and German soldiers, regiment after regiment, grounded their arms."
Location:
Yorktown, VA, USA


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