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Revolutionary War Musket Ball recovered at Yorktown, Virginia


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This is another nice piece being offered, it is an excavated .69 caliber Revolutionary War musket ball. It was recovered from the Yorktown, Virginia Battlefield.

General George Washington and his Continental Army had a decision to make in the spring of 1781. They could strike a decisive blow to the British in New York City or aim for the south, in Yorktown, Virginia, where Gen. Charles Lord Cornwallis’s troops were garrisoned. Washington and his French ally, Lt. Gen. Comte de Rochambeau, bet on the south, where they were assured critical naval support from a French fleet commanded by Adm. Comte de Grasse.

The Allied armies marched hundreds of miles from their headquarters north of New York City to Yorktown, making theirs the largest troop movement of the American Revolution. They surprised the British in a siege that turned the tide toward an American victory in the War for Independence.

I acquired a few of these balls directly from a local digger. He dug the Yorktown area for many years, acquiring many relics. This is a nice piece from one of the most important battles of the Revolutionary War.

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