Washington had Cornwallis beat with Cornwallis’ men at an amount of about 9,000. Washington knew he had to act fast. He wanted men to block Cornwallis’ escape by land with Marquis de Lafayette and 5,000 American troops, while the French block a water escape. Everyone’s blood was pumping. The first shot fired in this battle had to have been Marquis and the troops.
Men had come back with wounded, who were screaming. Medics were going into the front lines to help. Brothers were fighting brothers. The war made boys into men. I went to help the medics in the front lines.
Washington kept hoping the battle and war would just end. He was giving all he had in this battle. He knew if he didn’t take the British in that battle he may never see America’s