York under Siege 1781

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While walking on the beach, we came across a cave!

Apparently,  in 1781 during the American Revolution war, the French-American forces closed in on the British army in Yorktown and bombarded the town with their combined artillery. It was then that the townspeople sought shelter under this cave and even the British commander, Lord Cornwallis, moved his headwaters nearby.

Even though it is still there, we were looking at the foliage and realize that some of it is fake.

 

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