The Siege Of Yorktown: The Battle Of Yorktown

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Battle of Yorktown

September 5th 1781, a French Naval Fleet inhabited the lower Chesapeake Bay, which was a key factor in the Siege of Yorktown, which was the last major battle against the British leading to Americans independence. There was a lot of moving pieces to make this epic battle possible. There were 17,600 American and French soldiers which George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Marquis de Lafayette, led and a French Naval Fleet led by Rear Admiral Francois Joseph Paul, the Comte de Grasse. The British with 8,300 soldiers led by General Lord Cornwallis and 7,000 more on the way from General Clinton in New York which arrived too late. Since we have all been in the military longer than a day, we have all heard the saying, “Communication
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The temperature ranged from 49 degrees to 68 degrees. With winds up to 24 miles per hour, and rainstorms. The Continental Army used the weather and darkness to their advantage when moving artillery and troops closer to the British. This triumphant battle took place on a Virginia peninsula surrounded by the James River on the south York River on the north and the Chesapeake Bay on the east. The terrain was light forest, which made it possible for General Washington and the troops to set into…show more content…
there, is Preserved a record of the earliest written instructions issued by Steuben dated March 24, 1778, entitled “BARON STEUBEN’S INSTRUCTIONS”. This was also the first draft of the booklet printed the following year in Philadelphia and sent to all states for use in their militia; and the prototype for the famous drill book of Steuben entitled “REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES” which were printed and reprinted many times and used for generations as the standard for drill in the American Army, popularly known as the “Blue Book” or “Steuben’s Regulations”. (Zorn-Scott,

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