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The Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown
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Long known as Treason House for its association with the meeting on 9/22/1780 of Major-General Benedict Arnold and Major John Andre, adjutant-general of the British Army in North America, wherein they completed details for Arnold's frustrated betrayal of the American fortress at West Point. The building was razed in 1929.
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
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