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Storming of a British Redoubt by American Troops at Yorktown, 1840
Oil on canvas. Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, VA.
Depicts the decisive moments leading to the end of the Revolutionary War. Colonel Alexander Hamilton, sword arm raised, leads his men to capture British Redoubt 10. The background shows the incoming French fleet on the horizon to the right — with the trapped British supply fleet in the center.