One of the men asked if Gilman’s relative had witnessed the surrender at Yorktown.
“Aye. In fact, he was in charge of documenting the prisoners as they surrendered. This was a mighty big job, as there were well over eight thousand Lobsterbacks who laid down their weapons that day.” Mr. Gilman grinned. “Some say that during the surrender the British bands were playing the old tune, ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ as if to take one last poke at the American cause. Upside down indeed! My cousin said that all the Americans there—and possibly the French—could see that the world was finally right side up!”
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