Uncle Timothy snorted. “Some say Cornwallis was so frustrated that he could not defeat ‘the Boy’—let alone capture him—in Virginia, that he holed up at the town of Yorktown in a kind of a sulk, himself.”
Father said that Cornwallis later claimed that General Clinton ordered him to go there to fortify a deep water port for the British fleet.
“I still think he was sulking, however, especially after it became clear that ‘the Boy’ had forces enough to keep him pinned down at Yorktown,” replied my uncle.
Father chuckled. “Well, whatever Cornwallis was doing, his staying there led to an ignominious defeat.”
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