Yorktown Victory Monument

The Seige of Yorktown, led by General George Washington, ended with the surrender of General Cornwallis and his army of 17,600 on October 19, 1781. Upon hearing of the defeat the British Prime Minister, Frederick Lord North, exclaimed, “Oh God, it’s all over.”The victory at Yorktown effectively ended the war.

The image, Yorktown, was originally uploaded by Alan Hostetler. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr favorites.

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