This fellow is an officer of the elite Continental Light Infantry. Serving with the young French general the Marquis de Lafayette, this gentleman has seen much of Virginia through the summer's campaign of 1781. But neither he--nor anyone else--expects that this campaign will play a critical role in the American Revolution. For Lafayette's maneuvering would lead Cornwallis to encamp at Yorktown, and Generals Washington and Rochambeau would entrap him there. The American victory at Yorktown would mark the end of all major battles in what would later become the United States.
Figure by BMC; paints by Testors; varnish by Winsor & Dammar.