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6 edition of General George at Yorktown found in the catalog.

General George at Yorktown

a story in play form

by Carole Charles

  • 346 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Child"s World, distributed by Childrens Press in Elgin, Ill, Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Yorktown (Va.),
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Plays,
    • Yorktown (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1781 -- Juvenile drama,
    • Yorktown (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1781 -- Drama,
    • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama

    • About the Edition

      A British drummer boy witnesses the last moments of the battle of Yorktown.

      Edition Notes

      Statementby Carole Charles ; pictures by Bob Seible.
      SeriesStories of the Revolution
      ContributionsSeible, Bob, ill.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN6120.H5 C47
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[31] p. :
      Number of Pages31
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5207007M
      ISBN 100913778230
      LC Control Number75033158
      OCLC/WorldCa1735466

      The Battle of Yorktown was the last great battle of the American Revolutionary War. It is where the British Army surrendered and the British government began to consider a peace treaty. Build up to the Battle. General Nathanael Greene had taken over command of the American Continental Army in the South. Prior to General Greene's command, the. New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen present the triumphant conclusion to their George Washington series—a novel of leadership, brotherhood, loyalty, and the victory of the American cause.. It is , and Washington and his army have spent three years in a bitter stalemate, engaging in near constant skirmishing against the British/5().

        I like the book because it is solid history, and Languth does not glorify things like the first shot of the war, Paul Revere's ride or Yorktown. Yesterday, I finally finished it. It is well worth the $15 I paid for it. EDIT NOTE: "My dear little General" is amusing because Admiral de Grasse stood at 6 foot 4 inches. The Yorktown or Virginia campaign was a series of military maneuvers and battles during the American Revolutionary War that culminated in the decisive Siege of Yorktown in October The result of the campaign was the surrender of the British Army force of General Charles Earl Cornwallis, an event that led directly to the beginning of serious peace negotiations and the Location: Primarily Virginia.

      The Siege of Yorktown started on September 28th, One of the first things that happened was that General Lord Cornwallis moved his army out of Wilmington,Delaware. Also the Americans and French circled around the town and pointed 50 cannons at the British solders. Guess who was the first to fire? George Washington.   New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen pen the triumphant conclusion to their George Washington series-a novel of leadership, brotherhood, loyalty, and the victory of the American Revolutionary cause.. After three years in a bitter stalemate, General Washington decides to embark on one of the most audacious moves in /5(12).


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General George at Yorktown by Carole Charles Download PDF EPUB FB2

Along with French General Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau, George Washington made an astonishing march through New Jersey and trapped British General Charles Cornwallis and his forces in Yorktown, Virginia, where they unleashed a tremendous artillery assault, with the support of the French navy.

But victory was never certain, and both sides made a /5(). General Washington's brilliance and dogged determination as a military strategist and leader of men in a grueling six-year bloody war culminating in the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown is realistically highlighted throughout the book/5().

Get this from a library. General George at Yorktown: a story in play form. [Carole Charles; Bob Seible] -- A British drummer boy witnesses the last moments of the battle of Yorktown. army at Yorktown, Virginia, to a combined force of Americans and French headed by Gen.

George Washington and General Rochambeau. Shortly afterwards, the British House of Commons passed a resolution against “the further prosecution of offensive war on the Continent of North America forFile Size: KB.

Siege of Yorktown (September 28–Octo ), joint Franco-American land and sea campaign that entrapped a major British army on a peninsula at Yorktown, Virginia, and forced its surrender. The siege virtually ended military operations in the American Revolution. With his back to the York River, British General Charles Lord Cornwallis intended to refit and resupply his 9,man army in the fall of Upon word that the French Fleet in the Caribbean was sailing north from and would be available for a siege south of New Jersey, George Washington and his French ally, the Comte de Rochambeau, moved their force of almost.

Yorktown book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. At Yorktown, Virginia, after six and a half years of fighting, General Geor /5. William Fowler talked about his book, [American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, ].

In the book. sent word to General Clinton, who promised to send more troops by ship to meet them there. While Cornwallis was fighting his way north, General George Washington was making plans with his French allies. General Rochambeau and Washington discussed the possibility of attacking Yorktown.

They decided that that would not be a wise move at the time. Beth recognizes him as General George Washington. Washington agrees to a two-hour cease-fire while General Cornwallis writes a formal proposal for surrender.

Mudge is returned to the British. Patrick and Beth choose to stay on the American side. General Lafayette praises Armistead, a spy who has been working for him.

Surprise at Yorktown, number 15 in Focus on the Familys childrens series The Imagination Station, provides children with an exciting, fast-paced look at famous historical events like the American Revolution.

This particular book focuses on the battle of Yorktown, along with British General Cornwall and George Washington/5. On the Anniversary of the British Surrender at Yorktown, Read This Book.

October 17 is an important date in American history. Throughout this booklet learn the endearing details of the relationship between General George Washington and French commander General Rochambeau.

Enter your email address to subscribe to Government Book Talk and. George Washington, in conference with the French General Rochambeau, decided that a combined land and naval battle in Virginia was now possible, as the French fleet was sailing north to the Chesapeake Bay.

Washington then quietly moved the bulk of French and American troops from New York to Yorktown. YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA Octo But Rochambeau directed O'Hara to American General George Washington, who coolly steered the British officer to Washington's own second in command, Major General.

The Battle of Saratoga, fought in two stages on September 19 and October 7,proved to be a turning point in the American struggle for independence. It also had a direct impact on the career of General George Washington.

Without the victory at Saratoga, American forces would likely not have received critical assistance from the French, and. Ed Ayers discusses the Revolutionary War and, the siege of Yorktown in which General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, defeated General Charles Cornwallis's British army.

In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown Nathaniel Philbrick New York: Viking, Nathaniel Philbrick’s Into the Hurricane’s Eye is a page-turning narrative of the last and greatest American victory of the Revolutionary War.

The following book review is a special provided by Elise Cooper for BlackFive readers. You can read all of our book reviews by clicking on the Books Category on the right sidebar. Victory at Yorktown is the third novel in a series about the Revolutionary War. The novels by Newt Gingrich and William R.

Forstchen are compelling chronicles: To Try Men’s Souls is. The painting Surrender of Lord Cornwallis by John Trumbull is on display in the Rotunda of the US Capitol. The subject of this painting is the surrender of the British army at Yorktown, Virginia, inwhich ended the last major campaign of the Revolutionary War.

The blue sky filled with dark clouds and the broken cannon suggest the battles. About Yorktown Yorktown, founded inwas a busy 18th-century tobacco port. The town is best remembered for the Siege of Yorktown, which effectively ended the Revolutionary War.

Less than years later, Yorktown was embroiled in another major battle when Union general George McClellan landed his troops at Fort Monroe in and opened the Peninsular Campaign/.

When it comes to American Revolutionary War Generals who do you think of? Certainly any kid who has ever opened a history book would mention George Washington and perhaps Nathanael Greene or Benedict Arnold; however few people realize there were over seventy Generals in the Continental Army and over commissioned by the thirteen colonies as militia generals.Yorktown was a former tobacco trading post now in decline, not much bigger than a large village.

But Yorktown was tucked away on the northern edge of the York peninsula in rural Virginia, and in it became the site of a brief siege between two small armies, fought with all the decorum and formality of 18th century European warfare.General George Washington soon realized, however, that without additional massive reinforcements and material, as well as the assistance of a powerful fleet, an assault on New York had little chance of success.