Artist: Charles Wilson Peale
19th century painting owned by the U.S. Navy and on display at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, VA
Did You Know?
On July 6, 1781, near Jamestown, the Marquis de Lafayette’s small American force fought General Cornwallis’s army at the Battle of Green Spring. Lafayette lost this, Virginia’s largest infantry battle of the war, but saved his army, enabling him to spy on the British army as it moved to Yorktown.