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Combat naval à la hauteur de la Baye de Chézapeake [sic] le 5 7bre. 1781

Shows the Battle of Chesapeake Bay between the French fleet led by Vice Admiral the Comte de De Grasse and the British fleet led by Rear Admiral Thomas Graves. Identifies individual ships and details the maneuvers of both fleets east of Capes Charles and Henry at the entrance to the Bay. French victory helped force the September 19 surrender at Yorktown of besieged British land forces under General Charles Cornwallis.

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  • Newberry Library
  • 1781
  • French
  • Military
  • Manuscript
  • United States
  • British Empire


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