Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis KG (31 December 1738 – 5
October 1805), styled Viscount Brome between 1753 and 1762 and known as
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Lord Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805) was an English general who fought in the
Seven Years' War and served as a member of Parliament, where he opposed ...
After purchasing a commission as an ensign in the 1st Foot Guards on December 8, 1757, Cornwallis
quickly distanced himself from other aristocratic officers by actively studying military science and attending the military academy at Turin, Italy.
In late 1776, Cornwall
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Though he probably is known best as the British general who lost the American
colonies, Lord Charles Cornwallis was actually quite a remarkable man.
In his own country and others, Lord General Charles Cornwallis is known as a
hero ... but to Americans he is remembered only for his surrender of Yorktown,
King George III's Soldiers Lt. General Charles Earl Cornwallis. By Donald N.
Moran. Editor's Note: This article was reprinted from the April 2006 Edition of the
Jul 18, 2014 ... British soldier and statesman, probably best known for his defeat at Yorktown,
Virginia, in the last important campaign (September 28–October ...
These three documents—a map, a manuscript, and a print—tell the story of the
surrender of British commander Charles Cornwallis to American General George