The Yorktown Campaign ensured American efforts to win independence from Great Britain would end in success, and elevated General George Washington's notoriety as a result of his role directing the victory. Includes video and resources for related topics.
Johnson, Justin. “Battle of Yorktown - Part I.” American Military History Podcast, American Military History Podcast, 3 Nov. 2016, https://www.stitcher.com/show/american-military-history-podcast/episode/battle-of-yorktown-part-i-48131809.
With his back to the York River, British General Lord Charles Cornwallis intended to refit and resupply his 9,000-man army in the fall of 1781. Sensing an opportunity, George Washington and his French ally, the Comte de Rochambeau, moved their force of almost 20,000 men south to Virginia.
In his "Journal of the Siege of Yorktown," kept between September 28 and October 21, 1781, St. George Tucker, a lieutenant colonel and French interpreter on the staff of General Thomas Nelson, narrates the events that led to the surrender of the British army led by Lord Cornwallis.
Tucker, St. George. “Https://Www.encyclopediavirginia.org/_Journal_of_the_Siege_of_Yorktown_by_St_George_Tucker_1781.” The William and Mary Quarterly, Edited by Edward M. Riley, vol. 5, no. 3, July 1948, pp. 377–395., www.encyclopediavirginia.org/_Journal_of_the_Siege_of_Yorktown_by_St_George_Tucker_1781.