Friday, October 19, 2007

Books of the Day - Surrender at Yorktown - Oct 19, 1781

Books of the Day

Today is the anniversary of the surrender at Yorktown in 1781 when General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington, ending the war.

Here is an oration given on the 10oth anniversary of the victory along with other histories of the battle, the men that fought and the details of the conflict.

You especially want to read this scare item by General Cornwallis that was published in London in 1783.

Winthrop, Robert Charles. Oration on the hundredth anniversary of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis to the combined forces of America and France, at Yorktown, Virginia, 19th October, 1781: delivered at Yorktown, 19th October, 1881. Boston, MA: Boston, Little, Brown, 1881. 73p.
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Johnston, Henry P. The Yorktown Campaign and the surrender of Cornwallis, 1781. NY: Harper & Bros., 1881. 206p.
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and of particular interest is this item with an account by General Cornwallis (1738-1805)

Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis. An answer to that part of the Narrative of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton which relates to the conduct of Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis during the campaign in North-America, in the year 1781. London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1783. 260p.
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