May 12, 1780 Americans Defeated at Charleston. Then Comes Yorktown!

5-12-17 12:57 PM EST: "After a siege that began on April 2, 1780, Americans suffer their worst defeat of the revolution on this day in 1780, with the unconditional surrender of Major General Benjamin Lincoln to British Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton and his army of 10,000 at Charleston, South Carolina.

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