The Battle of Yorktown
...allies were able to take advantage of these mistakes. Among these mistakes there was the fact that Cornwallis abandoned many posts that he had and this opened up a way for the allies to attack, using these abandoned redoubts. Moreover, Cornwallis was outnumbered by the allies, two to one. Soon, the small village of Yorktown was under siege. British ships ended up in flames, and Cornwallis... ? The Battle of Yorktown Jacob Banks History 11 Frank Luna October 18, The Battle of Yorktown Introduction In the battle for American Independence, the decisive battle was the battle of Yorktown, which was also known as the siege of Yorktown. It was marked by Cornwallis’s mistakes, and the American and French allies...