The VSS is proud to publish another fascinating cave monograph by Rick Lambert on the history of Cornwallis Cave in York County, VA.
Abstract: Cornwallis Cave is a small cave with a history larger than the cave itself. Being almost entirely manmade, it was reputed to be the hiding place of the British General Charles Cornwallis during the Yorktown siege. It was a commercial operation by 1848 and into the early 1900s. Now owned by the National Park Service, visitors are prevented from entering the cave and it is no longer believed to be the hiding place of General Cornwallis.
The full 30 page article in Adobe Acrobat format is posted HERE.