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A brief history on october 19, 1781, british and german forces outnumbered 2 to 1 by american and french forces finally surrendered after a 3 week siege of yorktown. Major combat operations in the american revolution ended 229 years ago on oct 19, at yorktown for that we can thank the fortitude of american forces.
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