This Yorktown tapestry is inspired by an 18th-century etching of Washington leading his soldiers into battle, what is now known as the Siege of Yorktown. 51" x 31". 100% cotton.
For Washington the general, Williamsburg was a staging point before victory at Yorktown. From his headquarters at the George Wythe House, he dispatched pleas for reinforcements, blankets, bread, clothing, ammunition, horses, and rum. September 27, 1781, Washington issued the general orders for the advance on British General Cornwallis at Yorktown. Within three weeks, the British surrendered their positions and their arms to American and French forces.