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Who was the French navy admiral who helped defeat Cornwallis?

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October 30, 2009 12:48AM

The French fleet under Admiral DeGrasse (François-Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasse Tilly, comte de Grasse) kept the British fleet from reinforcing or evacuating Cornwallis's forces at Yorktown. His ships defeated the British Admiral Thomas Graves in the Battle of the Chesapeake.