WASHINGTON, DC (00/00)

“District of Columbia”  Washington is the capital of the United States.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.

Founded on July 16, 1790

He was voted, by the U.S. Congress, for Lafayette the sum of $200,000  and a township of land in Tallahassee, Florida, to be known as the Lafayette Land Grant. (Go to Florida for more information)

Topics I et II usa-states-map - GC 01-01-2016
* 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 WASHINGTON, DC

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

Washington D.C.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.

 

Aerial view of Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia -

Lafayette Square Washington DC- plan

Lafayette Square (or Park) in front of the White House 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafayette_Square,_Washington,_D.C.

 

It was originally part of the White House grounds (separated from the Executive Mansion in 1804 when is built Pennsylvania Avenue through the park).

The park’s name was changed to Lafayette Square in 1824 to honor the Marquis. In the park are five statues (Clark Mills, General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette, Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Major General Baron Frederich Wilhelm von Steuben.

Major General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette,  Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. (1891). By Alexandre Falguière and Antonin Mercié, 1891

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

(No places named for Lafayette found )

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

Parks, places, sites …

Washington, DC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.

Lafayette Ave, Washington, DC

Lafayette Ave.

PLUS in Washington, DC

Hotel sofitel Washington, Lafayette Square

Hotel Sofitel Washington – Lafayette Square

Lafayette Elementary School

Lafayette Building,

The Lafayette condo at Penn Quarter

Lafayette Tower

TOPIC IV (T4) – INDOOR OBJECTS, MUSEUMS …

Pictures, busts, Exhibitions …

Washington, DC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.

Lighthouse clock

A lighthouse clock to commemorate the visit of the Marquis to the U. S. White House library -By made by Simon Willard

P3- Lafayette By scheffer 1824 in US House of Reprsentatives

Portrait of Lafayette in US House of Representatives. By Dutch artist Ary Sheffer, 1824. Lafayette enjoyed the painting so much that he distributed copies of it wherever he stopped during his stay. 

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 lives for their independence.

Road markers, places, objects…

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The 13 Englis colonies 

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.

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

Louis XVI - King of France and Navare

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 tournois” (French pound) 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 District of Columbia did not exist in 1765-1783)

(It was parts of Virginia and Maryland States)

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

Road markers, places, objects…

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The United States 1783-1803

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

(No visit. The District 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

October 1824
(Arriving from Philadelphia PA)
•    October 6 – Wilmington/Delaware
•    October 12 –Lafayette arrives in Washington, DC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.

•    October 15 – Spends the entire evening  at Arlington House,

although he returns to his hotel in Washington/D.C. at night

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_House,_The_Robert_E._Lee_Memorial

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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial,

formerly named the Custis-Lee Mansion,

•    October 17 – Mount Vernon/Virginia
•    October 18–19 – Petersburg/Virginia, for visit to Yorktown/Virginia
•    October 19–22 – Williamsburg/Virginia
•    October 22 – Norfolk/Virginia, Portsmouth/Virginia.
•    October – Richmond/Virginia,
November 1824
•    November 4 –Monticello/Virginia (former President Thomas Jefferson).
•    November 8 – Charlottesville/Virginia
December 1824
•    Early December – Lafayette stays in Washington, D.C., visiting the White House, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Housemeeting several times with President James Monroe, as well as George Washington’s relatives.

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White House.

Top: the northern facade with a columned portico facing Lafayette square

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafayette_Square,_Washington,_D.C.

Bottom: the southern facade with a semi-circular portico facing The Ellipse

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ellipse

Visits the Navy Yard.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Navy_Yard

250px-Washington_Navy_Yard_aerial_view_1985  Map, oldes navy Yard, DC

The Washington Navy Yard (WNY) is the former shipyard and ordnance plant of the United States Navy in Southeast Washington, DC. It is the oldest shore establishment of the U.S. Navy.

On December 8 and 9 he makes official visits to the Senate and addresses the U.S. Congress at the House of Representatives.

•    December 15 – Washington/D.C.– Lafayette is feted at the first commencement ceremony of the Columbian College in the District of Columbia (later renamed George Washington University).

•    December 17 – Annapolis/Maryland (visits Fort Severn).
•    December 24 – Frederick, Maryland. (« Jug Bridge » crossing the Monocacy River on the National Pike).
1825
January 1825
•    January 1 – Washington/D.C. (Congress)
•    January 19 – Baltimore to Norfolk and Richmond/Virginia
•    January 31 – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Perseverance Lodge #21)
February 1825
•    February 23 -Suffolk/Virginia and Halifax/North Carolina (sandy « Lower Road » from Richmond to Raleigh)
•    February 25 -Lafayette granted Poulson’s Advertiser an interview.
•    February 26—Murfreesboro/North Carolina (first overnight in NC)
•    February 27 – Northampton/NC (now the town of Jackson) and Halifax NC
•    February 28 – Enfield/North Carolina (brief stop at home of Joseph Branch and Tar River at the falls (now Rocky Mount). Night at Rogers Crossroads/NC
March 1825
•    March 1. Fayetteville/North Carolina
•    March 2–3 – Raleigh, North Carolina
•    March 15 -Charleston, South Carolina,
•    March 18 – Beaufort, South Carolina, (John Mark Verdier House)
•    March 19 –Savannah, Georgia.
•    March 21 –Savannah, Georgia. (Johnson Square, memorial General Nathanael Greene)
•    March 23 – Augusta/Georgia (up to the Savannah River by steamboat)
•    March 25 – Warrenton, Georgia (along the Milledgeville Stage Road)
•    March 26 – Sparta, Georgia
•    March 27 – Milledgeville, Georgia (capital of Georgia since 1804). Night at the Gachet house, Lamar County/Georgia.
•    March 29 – Macon/Georgia (visits the Old Creek Indian agency in Crawford County, Georgia)
•    March 30 – Night in a bark-covered log cabin (now in Chattahoochee County)
•    March 31 – Crosses the Chattahoochee River into Alabama and stays in Fort Mitchell. Route west to Montgomery via military escort through Creek territory.
•    …/…
•    May 22 –Gallipolis/Ohio (Our House Tavern
•    May 24 – Wheeling/Virginia
    May 25 – Washington D.C. /Pennsylvania
…/…

•    Late July –Baltimore/Maryland, via Port Deposit and Havre de Grace, Maryland. Spends two days in Baltimore.
August 1825
•    Late August – Lafayette returns to Mount Vernon/Virginia

September 1825

  • September 4 – The Marquis returns to the Washington, D.C area, and attends a banquet stays at the new Alexandria plantation, Huntley Hall, the home of George Mason’s grandson. Lafayette enjoyed several meals there and enjoyed the company of the Masons. He slept in the Upper Guestroom of the Plantation’s mansion, which has the nickname « The Lafayette Suite ».
  • September 6 – Lafayette arrives in Washington, D.C., where he meets the new U.S. President John Quincy Adams, addresses a joint session of Congress and celebrates his 68th birthday at a White House banquet with President Adams.

•    September 7 – Lafayette leaves Washington D.C. and returns to France on the frigate USS Brandywine.

 

 

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USS Brandywine -1825

1825: Conveying Marquis de Lafayette to France

From July 1824 to September 1825, the last surviving French General of the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette, made a famous tour of the 24 states in the United States. At many stops on this tour, he was received by the populace with a hero’s welcome, and many honors and monuments were presented to commemorate and memorialize Lafayette’s visit.

Susquehanna—a 44-gun frigate—was laid down on September 20, 1821, at the Washington Navy Yard. Shortly before she was to be launched in the spring of 1825, President John Quincy Adams decided to have an American warship carry the Marquis de Lafayette back to Europe, in the wake of his visit to the land he had fought to free almost 50 years before.

The general had expressed his intention of sailing for home sometime in the late summer or early autumn of 1825. Adams selected Susquehanna for this honor, and accordingly—as a gesture of the nation’s affection for Lafayette—the frigate was renamed Brandywine to commemorate the Battle of Brandywine, in which Lafayette was wounded fighting with American forces. Launched on June 16, 1825, and christened by Sailing Master Marmaduke Dove, Brandywine was commissioned on August 25, 1825, Captain Charles Morris in command.

As an honor to the Marquis, officers were selected from as many States as possible and, where practicable, from descendants of persons who had distinguished themselves in the American Revolution.[1] One of these young men selected as an officer on the Brandywines maiden voyage was 19-year-old Virginian Matthew Fontaine Maury, who would eventually make great influences in the science of oceanography.

After fitting out at the Navy Yard, the frigate traveled down the Potomac River to await her passenger at St. Mary’s, Maryland, not far from the river’s mouth. Lafayette enjoyed the last state dinner to celebrate his 68th birthday on the evening of September 6 and then embarked in the steamboat Mount Vernon on September 7 for the trip downriver to join Brandywine. On September 8, the frigate stood out of the Potomac River and sailed down the Chesapeake Bay toward the open ocean.

After a stormy three weeks at sea, the warship arrived off Le Havre, France, early in October; and, following some initial trepidation about the government’s attitude toward Lafayette’s return to a France now ruled by the ultra-reactionary King Charles XBrandywines passenger, and her captain disembarked, the former to return home and the latter to tour the country for six months to study shipyards, ship design, and other naval matters. 1825: Conveying Marquis de Lafayette to France From July 1824 to September 1825, the last surviving French General of the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette, made a famous tour of the 24 states in the United States. At many stops on this tour, he was received by the populace with a hero’s welcome, and many honors and monuments were presented to commemorate and memorialize Lafayette’s visit. Susquehanna—a 44-gun frigate—was laid down on September 20, 1821, at the Washington Navy Yard. Shortly before she was to be launched in the spring of 1825, President John Quincy Adams decided to have an American warship carry the Marquis de Lafayette back to Europe, in the wake of his visit to the land he had fought to free almost 50 years before. The general had expressed his intention of sailing for home sometime in the late summer or early autumn of 1825. Adams selected Susquehanna for this honor, and accordingly—as a gesture of the nation’s affection for Lafayette—the frigate was renamed Brandywine to commemorate the Battle of Brandywine, in which Lafayette was wounded fighting with American forces. Launched on June 16, 1825, and christened by Sailing Master Marmaduke Dove, Brandywine was commissioned on August 25, 1825, Captain Charles Morris in command. As an honor to the Marquis, officers were selected from as many States as possible and, where practicable, from descendants of persons who had distinguished themselves in the American Revolution.[1] One of these young men selected as an officer on the Brandywine’s maiden voyage was 19-year-old Virginian Matthew Fontaine Maury, who would eventually make great influences in the science of oceanography. After fitting out at the Navy Yard, the frigate traveled down the Potomac River to await her passenger at St. Mary’s, Maryland, not far from the river’s mouth. Lafayette enjoyed the last state dinner to celebrate his 68th birthday on the evening of September 6 and then embarked in the steamboat Mount Vernon on September 7 for the trip downriver to join Brandywine. On September 8, the frigate stood out of the Potomac River and sailed down the Chesapeake Bay toward the open ocean. After a stormy three weeks at sea, the warship arrived off Le Havre, France, early in October; and, following some initial trepidation about the government’s attitude toward Lafayette’s return to a France now ruled by the ultra-reactionary King Charles X, Brandywine’s passenger, and her captain disembarked, the former to return home and the latter to tour the country for six months to study shipyards, ship design, and other naval matters. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Brandywine

 

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