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Baillie, James S. (fl. 1838-1855) Surrender of Cornwallis

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02918.02 Author/Creator: Baillie, James S. (fl. 1838-1855) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Print Date: 1845 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Hand-colored lithograph showing Lord Cornwallis surrendering to George Washington at Yorktown on 19 October 1781. Several other American and British military leaders also appear. Names printed under lithrograph read: "Kosciuzko," "Steuben," "Laurens," "Hamilton," "Lincoln," "Knox," "Lafeyette," "Wayne," "Washington," "Cornwallis," "Tarleton," "Knyphausen," "Chewton," "Rawdon," and "O'hara."James S. Baillie was a lithographer active in New York City from 1838-1855.

People: Baillie, James S., fl. 1838-1855.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Presidents, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Surrender, Battle, Battle of Yorktown, Military History, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence