LOUISIANA, LA

The state joined the union on April 30, 1812 – State N0 18/24

Capital: Baton Rouge

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* TOPIC I: 23 Lafayette outdoor sculptures, statues, busts… in 16 States □ TOPIC II: Around 100 Towns, Counties, Places named for Lafayette in 38 States Synthesis realized by Gérard Charpentier 01-01-2016

TOPIC I (T1) – OUTDOOR SCULPTURES IN LOUISIANA

Statues, Busts, Monuments, Memorials… Historic Parks and Places…

Lafayette, LA

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General Lafayette statue in front of the Lafayette Consolidated Government

(The statue has a replica in Lafayette, California)

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« Acadia Center for art  / Corner Jefferson and Vermillion

Parc Lafayette, Lafayette LA

Statue Lafayette - Parc LafayetteStatue of Lafayette- 1909 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Park Lafayette

A replica of the statue at Cours-la Reine Paris / 8e arr. France (By Paul Wayland Bartlett – 1908. Others replicas at Hartford, CT-USA, Paris, France, and Versailles, France

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Statue of Lafayette – Starling Ln, Parc Lafayette

TOPIC II (T2) – MANY PLACES…

Town, city, village, county, township …) may refer or are named for

General Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, or La Grange « Home » of Lafayette

Lafayette, LA – a City-Parish

TOPIC III (T3) – STREETS, ROADS, SQUARES…

Parks, places, sites …

Baton Rouge, LA – State Capital

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Lafayette St.

New Orleans, LA

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Place Lafayette Square

Lafayette street, N. Orleans, LA

Lafayette St. and Lafayette square
Denham Springs, LA – Lafayette St.
Estherwood, LA – Lafayette Ave.
Gretna, LA – Lafayette St.
Harvey, LA – Lafayette Ave.
Houma, LA – Lafayette St.
Mandeville LA – Lafayette St.
Lafayette LA – Lafayette St.
La Place, LA – Lafayette St.
Youngsville, LA – Lafayette St.

TOPIC IV (T4) – INDOOR OBJECTS, MUSEUMS …

Pictures, busts, Exhibitions …

New Orleans, LA

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TOPIC V (T5) – LAFAYETTE AND FRANCE

THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

They played a key role in the American Revolution (1765-1783)
and during the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)

Between 1778 and 1783,
44 177 French soldiers and sailors fought aside the “American Insurgents”,
5 040 gave their life for their independence.

Road markers, places, objects…

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The 13 English colonies

LAFAYETTE INVOLVEMENT DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY  WAR
He enlisted as a volunteer without pay alongside the « Insurgents » of the 13 English colonies in America who declared independence unilaterally July 4, 1776

Lafayette as a Major General in the continental army

Marquis de Lafayette as a Major General of Continental Army in 1779.
Portrait by Charles Willson Peale

*Lafayette: First military campaign: from June 1777 to January 1779

*Lafayette: Back in France to plead the cause of the “Insurgents”: from February 1779 to March 1780

*Lafayette: Second military campaign: from April 1780 to December 1781

FRANCE INVOLVEMENT DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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Louis XVI – King of France and Navarre

1768-1777 – France secretly helps the American Insurgents

1768: Baron de Kalb a Bavarian-born French military, traveled to America on a covert mission (to determine the level of discontent among colonists) on behalf of France.
1775-1776-1777:  France secretly sent military supplies. During these three years, France had been sent secretly to the American rebels over five million “livres” of aid.

1778-1782 – France officially and fully aids the American Insurgents

1778 (February) – Franco American Treaty
(Later Spain (in 1779) and Dutch (in 1780) became allies of France)

*1778-1779 – 1st “French Expedition” under Comte d’Estaing
*1780-1781-1782- 2nd “French Expedition” under Comte de Rochambeau
*1781- The French Navy under Comte de Grasse joins the Franco-American ground Forces in Yorktown, VA

(No involvement- The State did not exist in 1765-1783)

Go to the 13 states involved: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts (South and North), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia.

TOPIC VI (T6) – LAFAYETTE VISIT (August 4 to December 22, 1784)

Road markers, places, objects…

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The 13 English colonies

(No visit- The State did not exist in 1784)

In 1784, Lafayette visited all the 13 States of America except Georgia, where he enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome.

Go to the States visited: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts (South and North today Maine), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia).

TOPIC VII (T7) – LAFAYETTE’S FAREWELL TOUR (1824-1825)

Road markers, places, objects…

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The United States in 1825

The 24 states visited : Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine (ex-Massachusetts / North part), Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia. Plus Washington D.C.

General Lafayette in 1825 by Matthew Harris Jouett
General Lafayette in 1825 by Matthew Harris Jouett

Detailed Timeline

Arriving from Chattahoochee County now in GA

March 31, 1825  – Crosses the Chattahoochee River into Alabama and stays in Fort Mitchell. Route west to Montgomery via military escort through Creek territory.

April 1825
•    April 3 – Montgomery/Alabama
•    April 4–6 – boards two boats, the Balize, and the Henderson, over the Alabama River (Selma, Cahaba, meet the French Vine and Olive refugee colony (now Demopolis). A brief stop in Claiborne.
•    April 7 – Mobile/Alabama
•    April 8 – boards steamboat down Mobile Bay to Mobile Point/Alabama and the original steamer Natchez (built in 1823) to New Orleans/Louisiana

  • April 11 – Lafayette arrives in Chalmette, Louisiana (site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans).

Chalmette, LA

  • Remaining in New Orleans for several days of festivities, he lodges in the Cabildo (the site of the Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremonies in 1803).

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Cabildo (council in Spanish)

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Bust of Lafayette in the hall

  • April 15 – Lafayette departs New Orleans on the steamer Natchez up the Mississippi River towards Baton Rouge
  • April 16 – After stopping briefly at Duncan’s Point, eight miles below Baton Rouge, Lafayette is received in Baton Rouge for a reception and banquet, leaving just before nightfall.

Duncan’s Point

Baton Rouge, LA

1625 -Lafayette Tessier Building Baton Rouge, LA

Lafayette-Tessier BuildingLafayette building, Baton Rouge LA 1825

•    April 18 – Natchez/Mississippi.
•    April 28 – Carondelet/Missouri.
•    April 29 – Louis/Missouri.
•    April 30 – Kaskaskia, Illinois, (once the French capital of Upper Louisiana).
May 1825
•    May 4 – Nashville/Tennessee.
•    May 8–9 – The steamboat Mechanic, conveying Lafayette to Louisville/Kentucky, sinks on Ohio. New steamboat Paragon.
•    May 11 –Louisville/Kentucky. Jeffersonville/ Indiana. (Lafayette crosses the Ohio River from Louisville to spend a day He returns to Louisville that evening)
•    May 12–13 – Louisville/Kentucky
•    May 14 – Frankfort/Kentucky.
•    May 15 – Lexington/Kentucky.
•    May 16–17 – Lexington/Kentucky
•    May 18 –Georgetown/Kentucky.
•    May 19–20 – Cincinnati/Ohio.
•    May 21 –Maysville/Kentucky. Heading to Gallipolis/Ohio (Our House Tavern

 

 

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