Yorktown, Virginia 1781
“On the morning of October 17 the fighting stilled at 10 o’clock when out of the musket smoke a small drummer boy in a red coat stepped up … and began to drum out a message indicating parley.”
The British had finally sent out the white flag!
The last full out battle of the American Revolution was finished. Six years of war might be at an end. Generals Washington and Rochambeau had won against all odds at Yorktown.