Gen. Charles Cornwallis

(1738-1805)

A British general and colonial governor, Gen. Charles Cornwallis served with distinction during the American Revolution. He won the battle of Brandywine and captured Philadelphia in 1777 and Charleston in 1780 — but was finally forced to surrender to Washington at Yorktown in 1781, ending the war.

Gen. Charles Cornwallis, British General during the Revolutionary WarCharles Cornwallis
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