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Collection Reference Number GLC02620
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1781 
Title Anthony Wayne to Robert Morris describing the events leading up to the Battle of Yorktown
Date 12 July 1781
Author Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  
Recipient Morris, Robert  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Major General Wayne discusses the campaign that led up to the Battle of Yorktown. Discusses forcing Lord Cornwallis to retreat, justifies his unorthodox tactics, and describes an amazing escape at the battle of Green Spring.
Subjects Battle (Siege, Surrender) of Yorktown  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Battle  Global History and Civics  
People Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  Morris, Robert (1734-1806)  
Place written Chickahominy River, Virginia
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859