What Happened in 1781

  • Battle of the Chesapeake

    When the British fleet of 19 ships, now under Graves's command, arrived back at the Chesapeake on the morning of September 5, they found 25 French... Read more

  • Battle Of Groton Heights

    The Battle of Groton Heights was a battle of the American Revolutionary War fought on September 6, 1781 between a small Continental Army force led... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Griswold

    One of the last battles fought during the American Revolutionary War was fought near New London, Connecticut at a small fort called Fort Griswold... Read more

  • Battle of Eutaw Springs

    The Battle of Eutaw Springs was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, the last engagement of the war in the Carolinas. On May 22, 1781,... Read more

  • Battle Of Lindley's Mill

    The Battle of Lindley's Mill took place in Alamance County, North Carolina, on September 13, 1781, during the American Revolutionary... Read more

  • Battle of Yorktown

    By October 14, the trenches were within 150 yards (140 m) of redoubts #9 and #10. Washington ordered that all guns within range begin blasting the... Read more

  • General Charles Cornwallis Surrenders To General George Washington At Yorktown

    On October 19, 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army of some 8,000 men to General George Washington at Yorktown, giving up... Read more

  • Battle Of Johnstown

    The Battle of Johnstown was fought in Johnstown, New York. It was one of the last battles in the American theatre of the American Revolutionary... Read more

  • Battle Of Ushant

    The Second Battle of Ushant was a naval battle fought between French and British squadrons near Ushant on 12 December 1781, during the American War... Read more