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Siege of Yorktown, Va., commenced

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.

September 27.—The American army and their allies, near Williamsburg, in Virginia, formed the line of battle to-day. To-morrow morning they expect to march to a position near York, to commence a siege. They make a brilliant appearance as to numbers, and are fifteen thousand strong, not including the Virginia militia. General Wayne was wounded in the thigh the 2d instant, by a sentinel, who conceived him to be an enemy, but has since recovered.

We congratulate our friends upon the prospect of reducing his lordship, and restoring peace and liberty to our country.1


1 Extract of a letter from camp, near Williamsburgh; in the New York Gazette, October 22.