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By Charles Lee Lewis

The standard American is aware little or not anything of the nice carrier rendered by way of Admiral de Grasse, a French admiral, to the reason for American independence within the conflict off Cape Henry in 1781. The conflict off Cape Henry had final results extra very important than these of Waterloo. De Grasse’s motion entailed upon the British the ultimate lack of the 13 colonies in the US. This biography through Charles Lee Lewis areas this supremely very important naval conflict off the Virginia Capes in its right ancient standpoint, and offers de Grasse the total credits for rendering the help which made attainable the trap of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Washington totally famous this relief, while he wrote to de Grasse following the hand over of Cornwallis and expressed his gratitude “in the identify of the US for the fantastic occasion for which she is indebted to you.” with out de Grasse’s victory all of the army efforts on land made via Rochambeau, Lafayette, and Washington might were in useless. The conflict off Cape Henry used to be just one of diverse battles fought by way of this rushing Gallic sea captain. Over fifty years of his lengthy existence, 1722-1788, have been spent within the carrier of Louis XV and Louis XVI, within the Mediterranean, in India, at the North American coast, and within the West Indies. He fought in all of the wars of his day, the battle of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years’ conflict, and the battle of the yank Revolution which built right into a normal ecu struggle.

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