Cornwallis definition

  • others:
    • Cornwallis, Charles. Very first Marquis and 2nd Earl Cornwallis. 1738-1805. Uk armed forces and governmental leader whom commanded forces in vermont through the American Revolution. Their surrender at Yorktown in 1781 noted the last Brit defeat.
  • noun:
    • The anniversary associated with capture of General Cornwallis at York-town (Oct. 19, 1781), very long seen as a vacation with parades, sham battles, etc.
    • leader of the Uk causes into the United states War of Independence; had been beaten by United states and French soldiers at Yorktown (1738-1805)

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