On Washigton’s orders, American General John Sullivan led a campaign against the British-allied Iroquois nations and loyalist forces in New York. Sullivan reported that his forces burned forty Indian villages and their crops.
American and French forces under General Lafayette attacked the British at Yorktown, Virginia. It was the last major battle of the Revolution. On October 17, 1781, British general Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington.
In the Newburgh Conspiracy, Continental officers who had long been waiting to receive pensions and back pay from Congress threatened to revolt against a “country that tramples on your rights.” Washington convinced military leaders to resist sedition.