Sheets, Jessica J.
October 2009
Military History;Oct/Nov2009, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p52
The article recalls the siege of Yorktown in Virginia, which involved the Allies and the British Army, from September to October 1781. It states the effort of British Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis to set up a defensive line of artillery batteries and redoubts around Yorktown. It recalls the destruction of British fortifications on October 9 after the Allies bombed Cornwallis and his troops. Also noted is the participation of sappers and miners in the attack on Redoubt 10 initiated by Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton.


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