Reference The Siege of 1781: A General Timeline

General Historical Timeline

AUGUST 1781

August 1 - Cornwallis first arrives at Yorktown [Lake]

August 22 - Cornwallis assembles in Yorktown [Tarleton] Sutherland's survey finished

August 23 - work begins on defenses

SEPTEMBER 1781

September 28 -

September 29 -

September 30 - Outer works found abandoned [Tilgman]

OCTOBER 1781

October 1 -

October 2 -

October 3 -

October 4 -

October 5 -

October 6 -

October 7 -

October 8 -

October 9 - 1st is completed opens fire?KNOX open fire afternoon [Tarleton]

October 10 - Charon burns

October 11 -

October 12 - Begin 2nd Parallel

October 13 -

October 14 - Night Attacks on Redoubts 9 & 10

October 15 - Second Parallel finished

October 16 - Early morning sortie by British

October 17 - Cornwallis surrenders

October 18 -

October 19 - Surrender Day

October 20 -

October 21 -

October 22 -