Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

"The Road to Yorktown," John Maass, October 8, 2015

On October 8, 2015, at 6:30 P.M., John Maass will be speaking about his new book, "The Road to Yorktown: Jefferson, Lafayette and the British Invasion of Virginia," at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters theatre, 1201 Caroline Street, in Fredericksburg, VA.

In 1781, Virginia was invaded by formidable British forces that sought to subdue the Old Dominion. Lieutenant General Charles, Lord Cornwallis, led thousands of enemy troops from Norfolk to Charlottesville, burning and pillaging. Many of Virginia’s famed Patriots—including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and Nathanael Greene—struggled to defend the commonwealth. Only by concentrating a small band of troops under energetic French general the Marquis de Lafayette were American forces able to resist British operations. With strained support from Governor Jefferson’s administration, Lafayette fought a campaign against the veteran soldiers of Lord Cornwallis that eventually led to the famed showdown at Yorktown.

Here is the link to the publisher's page:

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