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Decision to Land:
In August of 1781, Washington was monitoring British activity in New York City when he learned that the French fleet was sailing to the Chesapeake Bay. A large British army had retreated from the southern interior, and now occupied Yorktown, Virginia. Washington and Rochambeau, commander of French forces in America, saw a fleeting opportunity to entrap them. They rushed south.
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