Orig. pub. New York 1881. Reprinted 1973. Print on Demand Edition 2020. (ii), 206 pp., illus., maps, index. Item #178
A model assessment of a major battle of American history, drawn from the best records available in Great Britain and the United States, along with many personal accounts, this book is enhanced by maps and illustrations. Detailed lists of military units and their leaders are readily available, both in the text and the appendix. While written in 1881 to mark the centennial of the American victory at Yorktown, it was, and still is, one of the best books on the last campaign of the American Revolution. The book covers the operations of Cornwallis in the Carolinas and Virginia, Washington's plans and movements prior to the battle, the siege of Yorktown, and the final surrender.