State joined the union on June 1, 1796 -State N0 16/24
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TOPIC I (T1) – OUTDOOR SCULPTURES IN TENNESSEE
Statues, Busts, Monuments, Memorials… Historic Parks and Places…
(No outdoor sculptures found)
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, TN – a City
Fayetteville, TN – a City
Fayette County, TN
La Grange, TN – a Town
TOPIC III (T3) – STREETS, ROADS, SQUARES…
Parks, places, sites …
Nashville, TN – State Capital
Athens, TN – Lafayette St.
Brownsville, TN – Lafayette Ave.
-Lafayette Point Ct.
Fairfield Glade, TN – Lafayette Pl.
Greeneville, TN – Lafayette St.
Hartsville, TN – Old Lafayette Rd.
Jackson, TN – Lafayette St.
Knoxville, TN – Lafayette Rd.
Lawrenceburg, TN – Lafayette Ave.
New Market, TN – Lafayette Rd.
Old Hickory, TN – Lafayette Ave.
Ripley, TN – Lafayette Ave.
Shelbyville, TN – Lafayette St.
Thompson’s Station, TN – Lafayette Dr.
TOPIC IV (T4) – INDOOR OBJECTS, MUSEUMS …
Pictures, busts, Exhibitions …
(No information found)
TOPIC V (T5) – LAFAYETTE AND FRANCE
THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1765-1783)
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 live for their independence.
Road markers, places, objects…
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 : 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
Louis XVI – King of France and Navare
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 officialy 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…
(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…
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.
Arriving from now in Chattahoochee County 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 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). 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 – Chalmette/Louisiana. New Orleans lodges in the Cabildo
• April 15 – On the steamer Natchez up the Mississippi River towards Baton Rouge/Louisiana
• April 16 – Brief stop Duncan’s Point, and Baton Rouge for a reception.
• April 18 – Natchez/Mississippi.
• April 28 – Carondelet/Missouri.
• April 29 – Louis/Missouri.
• April 30 – Kaskaskia, Illinois, (once the French capital of Upper Louisiana).
• May 4 – Lafayette arrives in Nashville/Tennessee.
The steamboat Mechanic had been chartered at Nashville for the conveyance of General Lafayette and suite to Marietta, Ohio. She departed from the former place on Friday morning, May 6th, 1825. On the following Sunday, about 12 o’clock, midnight,…the boat had struck some object under the surface of the water… and began to sink.
Capt. Hall then caused the yawl to convey General Lafayette and the other passengers ashore where they spend the night. (Now Lafayette Spring, IN – May 9, 1825)
• May 8–9 – The steamboat Mechanic, conveying Lafayette to Louisville/Kentucky, sinks on the 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)