Victory at Yorktown


Revolutionary War Image

The Yorktown Victory Monument stands at the top of a bluff overlooking the York River at Yorktown, Virginia. It was here that the seminal battle of the War for American Independence was fought and won. Authorized by the Continental Congress in 1781, the 96-foot tall marble memorial, topped by a statue of Victory, honors the French Alliance and the allied defeat of the British army under Lord Charles Cornwallis.

The image, YORKTOWN, was originally uploaded by tattedporvida. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr.

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