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By Charles Lee Lewis

The general American is aware little or not anything of the good carrier rendered via 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 vital than these of Waterloo. De Grasse’s motion entailed upon the British the ultimate lack of the 13 colonies in the US. This biography by means of Charles Lee Lewis areas this supremely very important naval conflict off the Virginia Capes in its right ancient viewpoint, and provides de Grasse the whole credits for rendering the help which made attainable the seize of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Washington totally well-known this relief, while he wrote to de Grasse following the quit of Cornwallis and expressed his gratitude “in the identify of the USA for the wonderful occasion for which she is indebted to you.” with no de Grasse’s victory the entire 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 various battles fought by way of this rushing Gallic sea captain. Over fifty years of his lengthy existence, 1722-1788, have been spent within the provider 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 warfare of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years’ warfare, and the battle of the yankee Revolution which built right into a common ecu struggle.

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