A Guide to the Siege of York and Gloucester, Virginia, 1781 September 15 to October 17 Siege of York and Gloucester, Virginia MS 1981.5

A Guide to the Siege of York and Gloucester, Virginia, 1781 September 15 to October 17

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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1981.5


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1981.5
Title
Siege of York and Gloucester, Virginia 1781 September 15 to October 17
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Unknown
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Siege of York and Gloucester, Virginia, Manuscript #MS 1981.5, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1981


Scope and Content

Unsigned manuscript journal chronicalling the events leading to the Siege of Yorktown, 1781 October 19. Mentions the arrival of Fren ch generals Lafayette and de Grasse and of George Washington at Jamestown and of the Continental Army at the James River. Notes the bu rning of the British flagship, the "Charon". Records the number of dead and wounded.Mentions {Robert} Abercromby, Baron von Steuben, {Charles} Cornwallis, {John} Muhlenberg, and Claude Saint-Simon, and the details of the British surrender.

Arrangement

1 item.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Abercromby, Robert, Sir, 1740-1827
  • Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805
  • Grasse, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, comte de, 1722-1788
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
  • Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807
  • Saint-Simon, Claude-Anne, comte de, 1743-1819
  • Savage, John, fl. 1775-1781
  • Scammell, Alexander, 1747-1781
  • Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794
  • Viomenil, Charles Joseph Hyacinth du Houx, 1734-1827
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • Corporate Names:

  • Charon (Ship)
  • Geographical Names:

  • Jamestown (Va.)-History-18th century
  • United States-History-Revolution, 1775-1783-Participation, Foreign
  • Virginia-History-Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Yorktown (Va.)-History-Siege, 1781

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Abercromby, Robert, Sir, 1740-1827
  • Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805
  • Grasse, François Joseph Paul de Grasse, comte de, 1722-1788
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
  • Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807
  • Saint-Simon, Claude-Anne, comte de, 1743-1819
  • Savage, John, fl. 1775-1781
  • Scammell, Alexander, 1747-1781
  • Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794
  • Viomenil, Charles Joseph Hyacinth du Houx, 1734-1827
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Jamestown (Va.)-History-18th century
  • United States-History-Revolution, 1775-1783-Participation, Foreign
  • Virginia-History-Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Yorktown (Va.)-History-Siege, 1781