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Castellane, Marquis de (fl. 1781) to his wife

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08100 Author/Creator: Castellane, Marquis de (fl. 1781) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 October 1781 Pagination:

Summary of Content: French commander's description of the victory at Yorktown, surrender of Cornwallis' army


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryFranceBattle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownBattleSurrenderGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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