Campaign of 1781

Campaign of 1781 (HMH5P)

Location: West Point, VA 23181 King William County
Buy Virginia State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 37° 35.506', W 76° 53.797'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Lafayette's Encampment

On 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.
HM NumberHMH5P
Marker NumberOC 22
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6:40am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332555 N 4162213
Decimal Degrees37.59176667, -76.89661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.506', W 76° 53.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 30.36" N, 76° 53' 47.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29557 King William Rd, West Point VA 23181, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?