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Q: Who kept the British from reaching Cornwallis?
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Who was a commander of the British troops in the colonies?

Charles Cornwallis was the British commander in the Southern colonies. He served in the military from 1757 to 1805, reaching the rank of Lieutenant General.

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Cornwallis did, assuming that's the battle your talking about. Nathaniel Greene sent Cornwallis on a chase, because he just kept retreating deeper and deeper into the colonies. Cornwallis was called back, and he ended up in Yorktown, thinking that this was a wise move because he had the coast to his back, and therefore he could only be attacked on one side. But instead he ended up being surrounded by the French Navy and the continental army. Not such a good idea after all.

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