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.
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)