Osprey's Campaign title for the Siege of Yorktown (1781), which was part of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). By 1781 Britain's struggle to contain the rebels in her American colonies had reached an inglorious stalemate. Six years on from the British defeat by the New England militia at Boston, George Washington's rebuilt Continental Army - with support from the French - now systematically began to seek out and destroy British forces even if protected by seemingly impregnable defences. Yorktown would be a salutary lesson to the British Crown about the odds she now faced in holding on to her colonies.
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Table of Contents
The Road to Yorktown/The Seat of War/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/The Campaign in Virginia 1781/Naval Operations March-October 1781/The Siege of Yorktown/Aftermath/The Battlefields Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming the Yorktown Campaign