Revolutionary War Battle of Yorktown 3 lb Cannon Ball
3 lb 6 oz and 2.9 in. diameter. Solid shot, old white paint markings, verysmooth surfaces. Very fine condition. One of the most popular sites for collectors.Very hard to find these days. The siege of Yorktown, also known as the Battle of Yorktown, the surrender at Yorktown, or the German battle,ending on October 19, 1781, at Yorktown, Virginia, was a decisive victoryby a combined force of the American Continental Army troops led byGeneral George Washington and Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette,and French Army troops led by Comte de Rochambeau over a Britisharmy commanded by British peer and Lieutenant General CharlesCornwallis. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign, the siege provedto be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in theNorth American region, as the surrender by Cornwallis, and the capture ofboth him and his army, prompted the British government to negotiate anend to the conflict.