2nd of October AD 1780 Aged 29, universally Beloved and esteemed by the Army in which he served and lamented even by his FOES. His gracious Sovereign KING GEORGE the Third has caused this Monument to be erected. The Remains of Major JOHN ANDRÉ Were, on the 10th of August 1821, removed from Tappan, By JAMES BUCHANAN ESQr His Majesty's Consul at New York, Under instructions from His Royal Highness The DUKE of YORK, And, with the permission of the Dean and Chapter, Finally deposited in a Grave Contiguous to this Monument, On the 28th of November 1821". He was more unfortunate than criminal, An accomplished man and a gallant officer". - George Washington SOURCE: THE CHAPTER OFFICEWESTMINSTER ABBEY20 DEAN'S YARDLONDONSW1P 3PAUK +44(0)20 7222 5152 [email protected] JOHN ANDRE
When Arnold and Cornwallis met at Petersburg, their combined forces totaled 7, 200 men. The Americans approached and Cornwallis picked Yorktown, Virginia as a defensible site to hold off the enemy. The British navy controlled American waters at that time. What the worry? 1780-The French had landed 6,000 troops at Newport, Rhode Island. They sat for a year. YORKTOWN
George Washington talked the French into combining an attack on the British in New York. Then, Admiral Francois-Joseph-Paul de Grasse was headed for Chesapeake Bay with the French navy. He also had 3,000 soldiers. Washington headed south to Yorktown. The French navy left Newport and haded south. August 30 th , Admiral de Grasse reached Yorktown and discharged his troops. **September 6 th , de Grasse attacked the Royal Navy in the Battle of the Chesapeake, and the Royal Navy was unable to assist Cornwallis. Now the Americans had 16,000 men. COMBINED ARMS
SIEGE OF YORKTOWN
WASHINGTON at YORKTOWN
BATTLE of YORKTOWN
BATTLE of the CAPES (CHESAPEAKE)
STRATEGY AT YORKTOWN
MARQUIS de LAFAYETTE (1757- 1834)
USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN616) (1963- 1991)
Jacqueline Kennedy christening Lafayette
BATTLE of the CAPES
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