The Battle of Siege of Yorktown

Siege of Yorktown Facts

  • Battle Name: Siege of Yorktown
  • Battle Start Date: September 28th, 1781
  • Battle End Date: October 19th, 1781
  • Battle Belligerents: Great Britain with Germany and the United States with France
  • Battle Winner: United States with France
  • Total Casualties: 857

21 Siege of Yorktown Facts for Kids

  1. The Siege of Yorktown was a military campaign during the American Revolutionary War.
  2. The Siege of Yorktown was part of the on the Yorktown Campaign.
  3. The Siege of Yorktown is also known as the Surrender at Yorktown and Battle of Yorktown.
  4. The Siege of Yorktown was fought between Great Britain with Germany and the United States with France.
  5. The Siege of Yorktown was fought in Yorktown, Virginia, United States.
  6. The Siege of Yorktown was fought between September 28th, 1781, and October 19th, 1781.
  7. The Siege of Yorktown was fought for 3 weeks and 1 day.
  8. The Siege of Yorktown was won by the United States.
  9. The United States victory at Yorktown forced Great Britain to negotiate peace and this became the last major land battle during the American Revolutionary War.
  10. At the start of the Siege of Yorktown, the United States had 8,000 troops and 3,100 militia.
  11. At the start of the Siege of Yorktown, France had between 7,800 and 8,800 troops and 29 ships of war.
  12. Combined, the United States and France had over 19,000 soldiers at the start of the Siege of Yorktown.
  13. At the start of the Siege of Yorktown, Great Britain had over 7,000 troops.
  14. At the start of the Siege of Yorktown, Germany had less than 3,000 troops.
  15. Combined, Great Britain and Germany had around 10,000 soldiers.
  16. By the end of the Siege of Yorktown, there were over 857 casualties combined from all sides.
  17. The United States and France lost 88 troops with another 301 wounded.
  18. Great Britain and Germany lost between 142 and 309 troops with between 326 and 595 wounded.
  19. British Army general Charles Cornwallis officially surrendered and on October 19th, 1781 signed articles of capitulation.
  20. Over 7,000 British and German troops surrendered to the United States at the end of the Siege of Yorktown.
  21. American general George Washington refused to allow the British Army honors of war. Washington refused because the British refused the American army honors of war after the Siege of Charleston.

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