TYREES PLANTATION After A Detachment Of The Marquis De Lafayettes Army Defeated ...
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Description: TYREES PLANTATION After a detachment of the Marquis de Lafayettes army defeated Maj . John G . Simcoes cavalry at Spencers Ordinary near Williamsburg on 26 June 1781 , Lafayette shadowed the British army encamped at the colonial captial . He made his headquarters just north of here at Tyrees plantation , 28 June 5 July 1781 , while he waited for the British commander , Gen . Charles Cornwallis , to tip his hand . Early in July , Maj . Gen . Henry Clinton , commander of British forces , ordered Cornwallis to send 3 , 000 of his men to New York . On 4 July , Cornwallis began marching to Portsmouth to embark , and Lafayette pursued him the next day . Department of Historic Resources , 1998