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Plan of the investment and attack of York in Virginia [from Life of Washington]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04760.02 Author/Creator: Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Map Date: 1781, reprint Philadelphia 1807 Pagination: 1 sheet

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04760.02 Author/Creator: Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Map Date: 1781, reprint Philadelphia 1807 Pagination: 1 sheet

Summary of Content: Plate IX. Shows Yorktown. Published by C. P. Wayne; engraved by Francis Shallus.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: BattleBattle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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