*WEST VIRGINIA, WV

The state joined the union on June 20, 1863 – State N0 35/50

Capital: Charleston

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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 WEST VIRGINIA

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

Fayetteville, WV

Statue of Marquis de La Fayette on the front lawn of Courthouse district Fayetteville.

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

Fayetteville, WV – a City in Fayette County

Fayette, WV –  (Fayette Station) an incorporated Community, in Fayette County

Fayette County, WV

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

Parks, places, sites …

Charleston, WV – State Capital

Lafayette Ln, Charleston WV

Lafayette Ln.

Hurricane, WV – Lafayette Cir / Dr.

Lewisburg, WV – Lafayette St.

Moundsville, WV – Lafayette Ave.

Saint Marys, WV – Lafayette St.

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 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 Wi

* 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 United States 1783-1803

(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

(No visit. The State did not exist in 1824-1825 )

Go to the 24 States visited :

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.

BUT on his way from Kentucky and Ohio to Pennsylvania, he visited Wheeling in Virginia now in West Virginia  (date of entry into the union: June 20, 1863)

•    May 22  Heading to Gallipolis/Ohio and visits the historic Our House Tavern

•    May 24 – Visits Wheeling, Virginia, now in West Virginia.

Wheeling, VA

•    May 25 – Visits Washington, Pennsylvania

 

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