The colonial era ghosts that still haunt the streets of Yorktown, the landmark village of the American Revolution

It is said that the town of Yorktown is haunted. From Cornwallis’ Cave on the banks of the York River, to Crawford Road, the town is a magnet for urban legends and ghost stories.Strange enough, Cornwallis’ Cave, despite its name, not proven to be linked to the General Cornwallis, leader of the ill-fated British Troops at Yorktown during the American Revolution. Some say British troops did shelter in the cave from the incessant bombardment of Colonial and French artillery, while others claim that it was the citizens of Yorktown themselves…

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#TodayInHistory – July 8

July 8 – Some important events on this day. 1099 👉🏼 First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on 1497 👉🏼 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, becoming the 1st European to reach India by sea 1579 👉🏼 Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan 1777 👉🏼 Independent Vermont introduces a new constitution, prohibiting slavery 1800 👉🏼 Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st…

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