Accession number: 1994.86.1
Lafayette rallying troops of the 8th Virginia Regiment, by Frank Schoonover, 1921. At the Battle of Brandywine, to prevent a rout, Lafayette dismounted and rallied the 8th Virginia. Moments later he was wounded in the leg. On December 1, 1777, he was assigned command of the division of Virginia light troops with the rank of major general.