This 1780s engraving depicts the Marquis de Lafayette holding a sheathed sword and pointing at Yorktown. James Armistead Lafayette, a spy for the American cause, may be the inspiration for the figure at the right.

This 1780s engraving depicts the Marquis de Lafayette holding a sheathed sword and pointing at Yorktown. James Armistead Lafayette, a spy for the American cause, may be the inspiration for the figure at the right.

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