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Cornwallis, Charles [(kawrn-wah-lis, kawrn-waw-lis)]

A British nobleman and general who commanded British forces in the Revolutionary War. The surrender of Lord Cornwallis to George Washington at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 ended the hostilities of the revolution.

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