Researching the American Revolution

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Primary Sources

Minutes of Occurrences respecting the Siege and Capture of York in Virginia, extracted from the Journal of Colonel Jonathan Trumbull, Secretary to the General, 1781,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 14 (1875-76): 322

Secondary Sources

Bonsal, Stephen. When the French Were Here – A Narrative of the Yorktown Campaign. Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1945.

Davis, Burke. The Campaign That Won America – The Story of Yorktown. Eastern Acron Press, 1989.

Fleming, Thomas J. Beat the Last Drum – The Siege of Yorktown, 1781. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1963.

Greene, Jerome A. The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781. 1st paperback ed. New York: Savas Beatie, 2009.

Philbrick, Nathaniel. In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown. New York, New York: Viking, 2018.

Battlefield Photos

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British Surrender From a French Perspective

General Rochambeau’s copy of a painting commissioned by Louis XVI in 1786

Hanging at a special exhibit at the Museum of American History, Smithsonian

British Surrender From an American Perspective

US Capitol
In the Rotunda of the US Capitol Building, Washington, DC by John Trumbell 

For a listing of the people in the picture, see an Architect of the Capitol site.

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