16. Washington, Rochambeau, and the Yorktown Campaign of 1781

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. Robert A. Selig

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch16

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

Selig, R. A. (2012) Washington, Rochambeau, and the Yorktown Campaign of 1781, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch16

Author Information

  1. Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935

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Keywords:

  • Washington, Rochambeau, and the Yorktown Campaign;
  • cooperation at Yorktown, the French and Americans;
  • Washington, Rochambeau and the Expédition Particulière;
  • The Philippsburg Encampment;
  • the March to Virginia, 14 August 1781;
  • Rochambeau and Washington's doubts, on Wethersfield;
  • “operation to the southward”;
  • siege of Yorktown, successful military campaigns

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Washington, Rochambeau and the Expédition Particulière, 1780–1783

  • The Conference of Wethersfield, 22 May 1781

  • The Philippsburg Encampment, 6 July to 18 August 1781

  • 14 August 1781: The Decision to March to Virginia

  • The Journey to Yorktown, 18 August to 26 September 1781

  • The Siege of Yorktown, 28 September to 19 October 1781

  • Aftermath and Consequences

  • List of Further Readings