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James Armistead Lafayette Facts

Spy James Armistead
James Armistead Lafayette


James Armistead Lafayette was an African American slave who was an important American Revolutionary spy. He risked his life to help America win its independence from Great Britain. Acting as a double-agent he gained the trust of both British Generals Cornwallis and the American traitor Benedict Arnold; supplying American General George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette with important military information. In the list of interesting facts below you will find out more about who James Armistead was and how he helped America win its independence. This information is written for both kids and adults.

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James Armistead Lafayette Early Life and Revolution Facts

James Armistead after the American Revolution