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People Born in Yorktown
Yorktown in People's Lives
Charles Armand Tuffin de la Rouërie: I participated in the Siege of Yorktown here in 1781, and was present to see the British forces surrender. Despite the celebratory air, I disliked this town and later described it as "a sickly place."
Charles Hector d'Estaing: I participated in the Siege of Yorktown here in 1781.
John Graves Simcoe: I was at the Siege of Yorktown, where my British forces surrendered the Revolutionary War, in 1781.
Robert Morris (financier): I participated in the Siege of Yorktown here in 1781, from the sidelines. I contributed millions from my own personal money on credit to the government to aid them to this town. While here, I noted that the war had become less about bullets, and more about finance.