Lafayette's EncampmentOn 13 August 1781, the Marquis de Lafayette encamped his army in King William County. He placed his militia four miles east between the Pamunkey and Mattaponi Rivers and stationed his light infantry - commanded by Gen. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenburg and Lt. Col. Christian Febiger - a mile south of here. From these positions Lafayette spied on the British army under Gen. Charles Cornwallis entrenching downriver at Yorktown, and prepared to block its escape routes. Early in September, Gen. George Washington and his army arrived from the north, accompanied by Rochambeau's French forces, to join Lafayette and begin the siege of Yorktown.
|Marker Number||OC 22|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:40am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 332555 N 4162213|
|Decimal Degrees||37.59176667, -76.89661667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 35.506', W 76° 53.797'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 35' 30.36" N, 76° 53' 47.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 29557 King William Rd, West Point VA 23181, US|
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