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Unknown [Map of Yorktown, Virginia]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10669 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Yorktown, Virginia Type: Map Date: October 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 28.3 x 37.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Drawn map of Yorktown, Virginia. Shows roads, rivers, and other land markings, but not fortifications. With Cornwallis autograph note written across the front: "you will deliver the town immediately." Likely created by the British right before the October 1781 siege by the Americans.

People: Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralBattleBattle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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