The Battle of the Chesapeake

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Who was pinned against the bay during the Battle of Yorktown?

General Cornwallis

When did the British fleet retreat to New York?

September 16, 1781

How long did the Battle of Yorktown last?

Three weeks

What did Cornwallis do to prevent his ships from being captured?

He sank them in the harbor

When did General Cornwallis surrender?

October 19, 1781

Test your knowledge of the pivotal Battle of the Chesapeake and the events that led to the British retreat! Discover how General Cornwallis found himself trapped between the French navy and the approaching combined army. Challenge yourself with questions about the arrival of additional land forces and the unfolding of this crucial moment in American history.

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