#703 - 2¢ Battle of Yorktown: Plate Block - carm. rose & black

In the last major battle of the Revolutionary War, the Continental Army led by George Washington and French troops led by the General Jean Rochambeau and the French West Indies fleet of Admiral Francois de Grasse defeated the British Army commanded by General Charles Cornwallis. Over 8,000 troops surrendered in Yorktown, prompting the British government to negotiate an end to the war and guaranteeing American independence. Scott 703 2¢ Battle of Yorktown