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The British still held New York when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in October 1781.Is This the Tavern Where Washington Drank After Beating the British?|William Bryk|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After all, Cornwallis' surrender only deprived Britain of 8,000 of its 42,000 troops in North America (p. 74).
Cornwallis himself remained in Yorktown, pleading indisposition but perhaps unable to face the triumph of revolution.
Cornwallis is preparing for such possibility, else why is he fortifying this unimportant point so carefully.The Minute Boys of York Town|James Otis
Hearing of which, Colonel Cornwallis and incipient Halifax are much at a loss.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Cornwallis surrendered his whole army, over seven thousand soldiers, October 19, 1781.Famous American Statesmen|Sarah Knowles Bolton
But the relations between Ingle and Cornwallis are rather perplexing.Captain Richard Ingle|Edward Ingle
The battle of Yorktown followed, as you know, and Cornwallis and his army were made prisoners.