British Redoubt 9
This is what the French Army had to face as they overran the British causing a collapse in the British lines
What a great day!
The weather was perfect and I had the leisure of cruising around Yorktown all day.
Bicycle is the easiest way to do it. I think I had a chance to read every Historical Marker in the National Park.
It actually put shivers up my spine to realize this is where the United States began.
For twelve days in October 1781, the American Army under George Washington aided by 5500 French soldiers and 34 French ships laid siege to General Cornwallis smaller Army. In October 19,1781 Cornwallis signed the Articles of surrender.
I realized today that without the help of the French we probably would not be a country!
Although the Revolutionary War lasted another two years, Yorktown was considered the defining victory.
Today I got to take it all In and I saturated myself with our Colonial History.
I ended the day at the Yorktown Pub and hoisted a couple to the early Americans.
Tomorrow I am doing the tourist thing in Williamsburg and Tuesday I FINALLY begin my journey.
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