Charles Cornwallis

  • 1753 and 1762: Viscount Brome
  • 1762 and 1792: The Earl Cornwallis
  • Title of Nobility: 1st Marquess Cornwallis
  • English

British Army officer and governor - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1777/04/13 British launched a surprise attack on the American patriots British Commander Old Stone Arch Bridge Middlesex Battle of Bound Brook
1777/04/13 British launched a surprise attack on the American patriots British Commander Old Stone Arch Bridge Bound Brook Battle of Bound Brook
1777/10/04 British Commander Cliveden, Chew House Philadelphia Battle of Germantown
1780/06/00 Cornwallis takes command of the British Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War. British Lt General Miles Brewton House Charleston
1780/06/00 Following the surrender of Charleston to the British in May 1780, Gen William Moultrie's memoirs recount a June 1780 meeting in the upstairs drawing room of Jacob Motte's home with British officers, Lord Cornwallis and General Patterson. British Lt General Hibben House Mount Pleasant Siege of Charleston
1780/08/16 Battle of Camden British Lt General Camden Battlefield Camden
1780/10/21 The British Army under Cornwallis crosses the Catawba at Landsford in after withdrawing from North Carolina following the Battle of King's Mountain. British Lt General Landsford Canal Landsford Canal State Park Battle of Kings Mountain
1781/03/15 North Carolina Militia battle British Army Regulars British Regular Commander Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Greensboro Battle of Guilford Courthouse
1781/05/00 Lord Cornwallis stays at Hanover Tavern on his way to Yorktown. British Commander Hanover Tavern Hanover Leading to the Siege of Yorktown
1781/06/00 General Cornwallis and his British forces evict College President James Madison (cousin of the future American president) and his family from the President's House and set up headquarters. British Commander William and Mary's President's House Williamsburg Leading to the Siege of Yorktown
1781/07/06 Patriot Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, leading the advance forces of theMarquis de Lafayette, is ambushed near Green Spring by the British forces led by Cornwallisin the last major land battle of theVirginiacampaign prior to theSiege of Yorktown. British Genaral Green Spring Williamsburg Battle of Green Spring Farm
1781/08/01 Cornwallis occupies Yorktown British General Yorktown Battlefield Yorktown Leading to the Siege of Yorktown
1781/10/17 General Cornwallis surrenders to General Washington in the field at Yorktown on 17 October 1781. British Commander Yorktown Battlefield Yorktown Siege of Yorktown
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