Sunday, September 30, 2007

Countdown to Surrender

... of the British at Yorktown. On September 30, 1781, the British evacuated their outer works and withdrew into the town's defenses. From then it was less than three weeks to the end of Cornwallis' war in the colonies.

One of my ancestors, Uriah Wright, served with the 1st Virginia Militia in the siege; at present I don't know if he was before Yorktown proper or across the river in front of Tarleton's position, but this site shows the two locations.

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