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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis KG, PC (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805), styled Viscount Brome between 1753 and 1762 and known as The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a British Army officer and colonial administrator. In the United States and the United Kingdom he is best ...

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Charles Cornwallis led several successful early campaigns during the American Revolution, securing British victories at New York, Brandywine and Camden. In 1781, as second in command to Gen. Henry Clinton, he moved his forces to Virginia, where he was defeated at the Battle of Yorktown. This American victory and ...

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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. An educated aristocrat with military and political experience, Lord Cornwallis served King George III and Britain as one of the leading generals of the Revolutionary War, ...

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The role of Charles Cornwallis in the history of the United States of America.

www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Cornwallis-1st-Marquess-and-2nd-Earl-Cornwallis

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl Cornwallis: British soldier and statesman, probably best known for his defeat at Yorktown, Virginia, in the last important campaign (September 28–October 19, 1781) of the American Revolution....

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In his own country, Charles Cornwallis is known as a hero ... but to Americans he is remembered only for his surrender of Yorktown, the final battle of the American Revolutionary War.

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General Lord Charles Cornwallis sent Washington a letter asking for terms of surrender on October 17, 1781, which Washington acknowledged the same day ( document one below). The next day, Washington sent Washington his terms ( document two). On October 19, Washington informed the Continental Congress of "this ...

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Charles Cornwallis Facts. Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738- 1805), was a British soldier and statesman. Although remembered best because of his defeat at Yorktown in the American Revolution, Cornwallis was more often successful in his military activities in India and Ireland. The Cornwallis family traced ...

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The British American Revolutionary War General Cornwallis (Charles Cornwallis) is famous for being defeated at the Battle of Yorktown; the battle which basically ended the American Revolution. On this page you will find a list of kid-friendly and interesting facts about General Cornwallis including why he surrendered at ...