Sept - Oct 1781, The Battle of Yorktown, also known as the Siege of Yorktown. General George Washington's defeat of Lord Cornwallis's British army, causing the British to surrender and ending the American Revolutionary War. The British were being defeated by the American colonists, causing the British government to negotiate an end to the American Revolution, giving colonists their freedom.
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis KG, known as The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 1792, was a British Army officer colonial administrator. In the U. S. he is best remembered as one of the leading British generals in the American War of Independence. His surrender in 1781 to a combined American French force at the Siege of Yorktown ended significant hostilities in North America.
The haunted Nelson House in HDR .. Yorktown, Virginia.."Scotch Tom" Nelson, founder of the Nelson family and fortune in Yorktown, built this mansion in the early 1700's. Later it passed to Yorktown's most illustrious son Thomas Nelson, Jr., who signed the Declaration of Independence, served as wartime Governor of Virginia, and commanded the Virginia militia during the siege of Yorktown.The house is said to be extremely haunted:The Entity of the British Soldier