The Commander of the British Forces during the surrender was General William Howe. Howe replaced General Gage who returned to England after the Battle of Bunker Hill.
The British army, under the command of Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis, surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 1781.
Washington, commanding American and French forces, forced Cornwallis to surrender his entire British Army of the South there, effectively ending the Revolution, though years of negotiation followed.
General Lord Cornwallis was the commander of the British Army at the Battle of Yorktown.
Washington and his army along with French soldiers marched south from New York to meet Lafayette. The two armies met. They surrounded Cornwallis and his British soldiers. Cornwallis surrendered his army to Washington. On October 9, 1781 after 6 years the Revolutionary War was over. In 1783 the Americans and the British signed a peace treaty in Paris, France
Quoted from Wikipedia:"The Siege of Yorktown, Battle of Yorktown, or Surrender of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory by a combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis. It proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America, as the surrender of Cornwallis' army prompted the British government eventually to negotiate an end to the conflict."
the British commander who surrendered to George Washington?
At the end of this revolutionary war battle, the British surrendered and America became an independent nation. general Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington.
General Charles Cornwallis
British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered on October 19, 1781. This took place at the end of the Battle of Yorktown in Virginia.
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General Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown.