The Yorktown Surrender Field

on Sunday, March 1, 2009

The picture above, which can be enlarged by clicking on it, is the place where the world turned upside down. This is the Surrender Field in Yorktown, Virginia. On October 19, 1781, British troops under Lord Cornwallis marched down the lane between the fences and surrendered to the combined American and French forces under George Washington. Tradition holds that as the British troops approached the field their fifes played the tune "The World Turned Upside Down".