Marquis de LaFayette

(1757-1834)

He commanded a light division in the Battle of Yorktown and was a close associate of George Washington.The Marquis de LaFayette was a French citizen who joined America’s Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. An ardent supporter of the American Revolution, the Marquis de laFayette was voted Major General by the Continental Congress.

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