71ST CONGRESS, 3D SESSION

SENATE DOCUMENT NO. 273

 

 

THE VIRGINIA CAMPAIGN AND THE BLOCKADE AND
SIEGE OF YORKTOWN 1781

 

INCLUDING A BRIEF NARRATIVE OF THE
FRENCH PARTICIPATION IN THE REVOLUTION
PRIOR TO THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN

 

BY
COLONEL H. L. LANDERS, F. A.
HISTORICAL SECTION, ARMY WAR COLLEGE

 

PRESENTED BY MR. BINGHAM
February 7, 1931.—Ordered to be printed with illustrations and maps

 

 

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON: 1931

[A copy of this volume is in the U.S. Army Center of Military History library under the call number E 237.Y6.L3]


FOR SALE BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, WASHINGTON, D. C. — PRICE $1.75 (CLOTH COVER) CONTENTS


CONTENTS

PART

Page

I. Yorktown

1

II. The French-American Alliance

5

III. Lafayette

9

IV. Washington

21

V. D'Estaing

37

VI. Inaction During 1779

47

VII. The Southern Campaign in 1780

55

VIII. Rochambeau

67

IX. Virginia

81

X. Cornwallis

95

XI. Cornwallis—Lafayette

105

XII. Clinton-Cornwallis controversy—Action at Green Spring

111

XIII. Louis XVI—Vergennes—Franklin

127

XIV. Washington's Intentions and Plans

135

XV. The Sea Battle of the Capes of Virginia—DeGrasse—Graves

155

XVI. Concentration of the Allies Around Yorktown

177

XVII. The Siege of Yorktown

189

XVIII. The Capture of Redoubts 9 and 10

197

XIX. The Surrender of Cornwallis's Army at Yorktown

201

XX. Returns of British Casualties at Yorktown—Prisoners of War

213

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ILLUSTRATIONS

Page

Washington in 1772

2

The Yorktown monument

6

Lafayette in 1779

10

Washington's oath of allegiance

22

D'Estaing

38

Designs on Lafayette's sword

50

Rochambeau

68

Cornwallis

96

Washington's diary, August 14,1781

152

De Grasse

156

Ville de Paris, flagship of De Grasse

162

London, flagship of Graves

170

The Moore house

204

Lafayette Monument in Washington

208

Rochambeau Monument in Washington

210

Yorktown-Inside the British works

In pocket

Yorktown and Gloucester

In pocket

Yorktown, from the Horn work to York River

In pocket

Yorktown—Governor Nelson's house

In pocket

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MAPS
(In pocket of back cover)

No. 1.

The southern campaign, 1781.

No. 2.

The Virginia campaign, 1781.

No. 3.

Strategical map of activities in the north. March of the French and American Armies in 1781.

No. 4.

Strategical map of the West Indies.

No. 5.

The sea battle of the capes of Virginia, September 3. 1781.
(MISSING FROM CMH COPY)

No. 6.

The investment of Yorktown, October, 1781.
(MISSING FROM CMH COPY)

No. 7.

British works at Yorktown and Gloucester. French and American siege works.
(MISSING FROM CMH COPY)

 


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