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Siege of York and Gloucester, Virginia(1781 September 15 to October 17)

  • MS 1981.5
  • Microfilm: M-1561
  • 2 leaves

Unsigned manuscript journal chronicalling the events leading to the Siege of Yorktown, 1781 October 19. Mentions the arrival of French generals Lafayette and de Grasse and of George Washington at Jamestown and of the Continental Army at the James River. Notes the burning of the British flagship, the “Charon.” Records the number of dead and wounded. Mentions [Robert] Abercromby, Baron von Steuben, [Charles] Cornwallis, [John] Muhlenberg, and Claude Saint-Simon, and the details of the British surrender.