British General Cornwallis’ army defeats the Patriot army of Nathaniel Greene at the Battle of Guilford Court House, but suffers badly losing 1/4 of it troops. Cornwallis decides to lead his troops north into Virginia where he will join up with another British army. He hopes to conquer the Virginias and defeat a major Patriot army. But the commanding British General in North America, Henry Clinton, orders Cornwallis to build and defend a fortified seaport. Cornwallis chooses the town of Yorktown.
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