Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Miami Wax Museum- Battle of Yorktown

The battle of Yorktown marked the final stage in the war for Independence. It was in October, 1781, that Washington and 6,000 French troops under de Rochambeau (left) laid siege to Yorktown where Lord Cornwallace' army had been bottled up. The English positions fell before a night attack by troops bearing the Stars and Stripes Flag and the Banner of Auvergne under de Rochambeau. The next day Washington was to say: "The work is done and well done, America will soon be forever free from foreign domination."

de Rochambeau (1725-1807).

General Goerge Washington (1732-1799).

An unmentioned General. Perhaps Lafayette.

The loading of the cannon.


1 comment:

Purplepeanut said...

Bob -- hate to bother you again so soon, but can I have a larger photo of the Miami Wax Museum Battle of Yorktown tableau? That's another place I didn't get to visit, and from the (scant and small) pictures I've seen, it looked pretty cool!

Also, if it's possible for you to let me know when Madame Tussaud's has more of those Presidents figures finished, please do. I'm excited to see what the next ones look like.


All the best,


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