The American Revolution was protracted: Five years elapsed between the Declaration of Independence and Yorktown.
The British still held New York when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in October 1781.
Lieutenant-Colonel Abercromby, who had led the only serious sortie from Yorktown, chewed his sword in impotent rage.
Cornwallis himself remained in Yorktown, pleading indisposition but perhaps unable to face the triumph of revolution.
Many more people called Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown, N.Y.
It was the night which had brought rescue to John Drayton at Yorktown the year before.
The city of Yorktown is situated near the entrance to Chesapeake Bay.
He fought at Yorktown and later drove the English out of Georgia.
All the country around Yorktown was now familiar to Lafayette.
One commanded a battalion under Rochambeau at the siege of Yorktown.