Sunday, October 15, 2006

A "What If" of History

What if British had won at Yorktown?
British Gen. Charles Earl Cornwallis' surrender to Gen. George Washington after the siege of Yorktown marked the end of the Revolution's decisive battle and effectively ended the war. But what if the general's roles had been reversed? As we prepare to celebrate the battle's 225th anniversary Wednesday, the Daily Press asks five local historians, "What if the British had won?"
Interesting question. Things sure would have been different, doncha think? I'm pretty sure this Yorktown Victory Monument would never have been erected.