The Casa Rosada is seen in the background. Crassweller claims that this moment was particularly powerful because it dramatically recalled important aspects of Argentine history. Crassweller also claims that the evening contained " mystic overtones " of a " quasi -religious" nature. This version of events was popularized in the movie version of the Lloyd Webber musical ; most historians, however, agree that this version of events is unlikely.
With them is the Marquis de Lafayette. Hulton Archive, Getty Images From the perspective of the American rebels and their French allies, the Battle of Yorktown also known as the Siege of Yorktown was an extremely lucky break.
Pouncing on a narrow window of opportunity, the American and French forces laid siege to a small town on the Virginia coast and captured thousands of enemy soldiers. That sudden blow was what compelled Great Britain to ultimately recognize the rebellious colonies as one sovereign nation, ending the American War for Independence.
Yet the siege on Yorktown might have gone very differently if it hadn't been for some bad weather and deceptive bread ovens. Here's what you should know about the battle that changed the world. It became a convenient military outpost for the invading force. But on August 14, Washington learned that the count was taking his vessels down to Virginia instead.
On August 18, the two commanders began an arduous journey. Leading a combined force of more than Americans and Frenchmen, they set out on a long march to Virginia.
Their target was Lord Charles Cornwallis. A decorated British General, Cornwallis had served at the battle of Brooklyn and spent the past few years fighting in the American south.
Now he was courting disaster at a place called Yorktown. During the summer ofCornwallis was ordered to fortify a naval base along the Virginia coast. So he and the troops under his command set up shop in Yorktown, a seaside tobacco hub.
Geography put them at a major disadvantage. Because the city was perched at the tip of a York River peninsula, the Franco-American allies figured that if they could hit Yorktown with a naval blockade and a strong land-based siege, Cornwallis and his men would be hopelessly isolated.
Their subsequent capture might bring the whole war to an end. Any opportunity to nab Cornwallis was too good to pass up, but going after him like this was a big gamble.
Time was of the essence; if British reinforcements made it to Yorktown before the city fell, the campaign could turn into a bloody disaster. Enter the Comte de Grasse: On August 30,his fleet dropped reached the Chesapeake Bay, where the admiral transferred supplies and men to the waiting Marquis de Lafayette.
One week later, the Comte de Grasse's naval force engaged with a warship British fleet that had been sent to find it.
A two and a half-hour sea battle broke out. The French prevailed, damaging six British vessels and killing 90 sailors in the process.
De Grasse only suffered damage to two ships. Had the British won, the seamen aboard those Royal Navy vessels might have landed in Yorktown and given Cornwallis the backup he so desperately needed.
Instead, the groundwork was laid for a Franco-American victory. So far as Cornwallis—and most of England —was concerned, Yorktown fell because the British Commander-In-Chief waited too long to throw a lifeline.
General Howe had resigned his post three years earlier and was succeeded by General Sir Henry Clinton, who took control of the British forces in North America in He made some critical errors regarding the Yorktown siege.
For one thing, the allies managed to trick him. Clinton was headquartered in New York City and throughout the summer ofhe braced himself for an assault on NYC that never came. By late August as we've seenthe Franco-American military leaders had decided to strike Virginia instead.
But in order for their southern invasion to work, they needed to keep Clinton distracted. To help sell the ruse, Franco-American troops spread false rumors about a planned invasion of New York.
The Brits bought it—for a little while, anyway. Clinton didn't figure out that Washington and Rochambeau were en route to Yorktown until September.
And once the threat became clear, he didn't respond to Cornwallis's requests for backup troops right away. General Clinton finally sent a ship with reinforcements on October 19—the day Cornwallis surrendered and Yorktown was handed over to the allies.Sat, 06 May GMT eva peron pdf - Early childhood.
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