November 21, 2017

Today in History: Surrender at Yorktown


Today in History–October 19–the Library of Congress features the surrender at Yorktown of British General Charles Cornwallis to General George Washington on this day in 1781. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about Cornwallis and the American Revolution.

General Cornwallis primary source set

Surrender of Yorktown primary source set

Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown historical newspaper coverage

George Washington primary source collections & teaching resources

Primary Source Learning: American Revolution Primary Source Set activity

The Revolutionary Period: stories from America’s Library

American Memory Timeline: The American Revolution, 1763-1783

The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies

American Revolution images

Young People’s History of the American Revolution (1921)

The pictorial history of the American revolution; with a sketch of the early history of the country (1846)

Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution (1905)

Battle maps and charts of the American Revolution (1881)

The cause and effect of the American revolution, and the example of Washington” (1885)

More American Revolution primary source collections

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