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The Marquis de Lafayette was a French aristocrat who joined the Continental Army and served with distinction under George Washington. George Washington quartered his Continental Army troops at Valley Forge in miserable conditions during the winter of 1777-1778. Trapped by George Washington's forces on land and the French navy at sea, General Cornwallis had no way out of Yorktown. The Continental Army was a poorly paid, under-equipped force that fought the British and gained American independence during the Revolution.