James Armistead Lafayette Photo

James Armistead Lafayette

Born: Dec 10, 1760

Death: Aug 9, 1830

Birthplace: Virginia

Nationality: United States

James Armistead Lafayette

Date of Birth : Dec 10, 1760
Date of Death : Aug 9, 1830
Birth Place : Virginia

James Armistead Lafayette was an African American slave who served the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War as a double agent. He served under the Marquis de Lafayette, reporting on the activities first of Benedict Arnold – after he had gone over to the British – and then Lord Cornwallis during the run-up to the Battle of Yorktown. He also fed false information to them.

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