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"…a Reduction of the British Army under the command of Lord Cornwallis, is most happily effected."

Letter from General George Washington to Congress Announcing the Victory at Yorktown, Virginia, 10/19/1781

In understated fashion, George Washington informs Congress of the decisive victory of combined American and French forces over the British army at the Siege of Yorktown, bringing the American Revolutionary War largely to a close.

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