harles Cornwallis was a key British commander who led forces in
North Carolina. Cornwallis disobeyed orders to attack the Maryland-Delaware Peninsula and Philadelphia as directed by British
Parliament. Instead, he captured Yorktown where he was surrounded by a French fleet of ships and General Washington's troops.
His defeat at Yorktown marked the last battle of the American Revolution.
- Cornwallis was the key to british victory over the Americans. He was the best general they had.
- He was a leader of the Britsish who fought till death in the war
- When he was born, the docters and medical students said that he was supposed to die because he had an injured lung and wouldn't survive, but he did.
- He was the first Marquis Cornwallis
- Charles Cornwallis surrendered the Battle of Yorktown on October 17, 1781. Two days later the British laid down their arms.
- born in london on dec. 31, 1738. He was the son of the first Earl Cornwallis.
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