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General Cornwallis Facts

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General Cornwallis


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 Yorktown, what battles he fought in, and how the loss at Yorktown effected his military career.

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Pre-Revolutionary War Facts about General Cornwallis

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