The Yorktown Monument
Yorktown was the base of British General Charles Cornwallis during the 1781 siege, which was the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. The Yorktown Victory Monument commemorates the victory, the alliance with France that brought it about and the resulting peace with England.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 10) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)