The resulting Battle of Guilford Court House is considered by some to be the hardest-fought of the entire war; "I never saw such fighting," Cornwallis later declared, "since God made me."
1738. Lord Charles Cornwallis was a British general who fought against the Americans in many different battles during the Revolutionary War.The most important one was the Battle of Yorktown where the British surrendered. Cornwallis was a successful general, but he was unable to defeat the American and French forces, leading to the biggest loss of his career.
In 1776, Cornwallis arrived in America two years after the Revolution started. Cornwallis came to America with the rank of major general, but by
1780, he was responsible for the entire British campaign in the South. At first Cornwallis was successful against the American forces.
In August 1781 Cornwallis was in Yorktown waiting for more troops to arrive. By the time the new British troops arrived, the French were ready to attack. The American and French troops had cornered the British forces. Cornwallis's forces had to surrender. The British surrender at Yorktown led to the end of the Revolutionary War.
After the war, Cornwallis became the Governor General of India and the Viceroy of Ireland. Cornwallis died in 1805.