THE GUNS AND THEIR HISTORY: BATTLE OF YORKTOWN
02 Mar 2020
Between September 28th 1781 and October 19th 1781, the American War of Independence, ‘The Battle of Yorktown’ (also known as ‘Siege of Yorktown’) took place. Within the battle, the American and their French allies were faced against the British.
The British retired to Yorktown, colony of Virginia, and George Washington also moved to this place with his army of American and French soldiers, arriving on September 28th 1781. The French fleet blocked the port of Yorktown, preventing any British operation taking place by sea, while French ground troops and patriots surrounded the city. They took fortifications, bastions and 46 cannons which bombed Yorktown. Finally, after three weeks of fighting, the British surrendered to the Americans after a battle ending on October 19th.