Monday, April 3, 2017

Olympic Peninsula and The Siege of Yorktown

(We took our time driving home through the Olympic Peninsula stopping at the little inlets and towns to skip stones and dance on the rocky shores.)

The Siege of Yorktown on October 19, 1781 was the decisive victory by the Continental Army over the British.
(We passed over Deception Pass and stopped to marvel at the height after a night in Port Townsend.)

The Continentals were led by General George Washington, the British by General Charles Cornwallis.
(Here we wrapped up our unit on the American Revolution.)

It was the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War.
(Playing among the wild flowers, it felt so good to be finished with war and hardship.  It was time to look toward building a new nation.)

This was preceded by the ratification of the Second Articles of Confederation on March 1, 1781.
(We head toward home with a new adventure in our sights: Our Second Loop around America Continues.)

The American Revolution lasted from 1765 to 1783

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