Marquis de Lafayette

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette

  • Also Known As: Major General Marquis de Lafayette
  • Sobriquet: The Hero of the Two Worlds (Le Heros des Deux Mondes)
  • French

French, American revolutionary War General - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1757/09/06 Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier de Lafayette is born to Michel Louis Christophe Roch Gilbert Paulette du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, colonel of grenadiers, and Marie Louise Jolie de La Riviere, at the chateau de Chavaniac, in Chavaniac-La Born Marquis de Lafayette's Birthday
1775/07/31 Although only 19 who speaks little English and has no battle experience, Lafayette is commission, without pay, a major general convinced the Continental Army. Patriot
1775/07/31 Lafayette is carried to the Gideon Gilpin House for medical care. American Commander Gilpin Homestead Chadds Ford
1775/08/00 Lafayette attends a party where the Duke of Gloucester praises the Americans victories at Lexington and Concord. "From that hour, I could think of nothing but this enterprise, and I resolved to go to Paris at once to make further inquiries." Lafayette Patriot
1776/12/07 Lafayette signs an agreement with Silas Deane, in Paris, to be commissioned as a Major General in the Continental Army American Commander
1777/00/00 Military Posting Lafayette's Quarters Valley Forge National Historical Park
1777/08/10 Lafayette becomes an aide-de-camp to General Washington Aide-de-camp for General Washington Moland House Hartsville
1777/09/06 Lafayette meets with Washington's council war at the Byrnes House. Patriot Commander Hale-Byrnes House Stanton, DE
1778/09/07 Army General Lafayette and his staff uses the north parlor chamber as his headquarters during the the defense of Bristol and Warren from September 7 to 23, 1778. American Commander Joseph Reynolds House Bristol, RI
1780/09/29 Board of Senior Officers find Andre guilty of being behind American lines "under a feigned name and in a disguised habit" and order that he "ought to be considered as a Spy from the enemy ... it is their opinion, he ought to suffer death." Board of Inquiry Capture of Major Andre
1781/00/00 Marquis de Lafayette visits Visitor Hanover Tavern Hanover
1781/00/00 The Peace Ball, attended by Washington and his mother, his officers, LaFayette, Rochambeau, Admiral de Gras, and others to celebrate the victory at Yorktown, was held in the assembly room which has since burned Guest Rising Sun Tavern Fredericksburg, VA
1781/03/14 George Washington orders the Marquis de Lafayette and 1200 troops to march south to the aid of Virginia. Lafayette responds to his new command with Most Ardent Zeal, also launching a friendship with Thomas Jefferson. American Commander Benedict Arnold's Raid on Richmond 1781
1781/05/15 Governor Thomas Jefferson visits Lafayette at his headquarters. Lafayette is at Wilton, with 900 troops camp nearby, May 15-20 1781. American Commander Wilton House Museum Richmond
1781/06/00 Marquis de Lafayette visits the Ordinary when he and his regiment are camped nearby during their campaign to block British forces under Cornwallis from reaching military supplies stored in the old Albemarle Courthouse in Scottsville. Visitor Boyd Tavern Keswick
1781/08/00 Lafayette arrives in Annapolis with orders to confront Benedict Arnold in Virginia. "We abound in French officers, and some of them are very clever ... But the Marquis, so diffident, so polite, in short everything that is clever." Henrietta Ogle Patriot Commander
1781/10/00 Lafayette quarters at Peyton Randolph House during the 1781 Siege of Yorktown. National Guest Peyton Randolph House Williamsburg Siege of Yorktown
1781/10/19 British garrison at Yorktown marches to Surrender Field to lay down their arms. One hour later, the garrison at Gloucester Point surrenders. American General Yorktown Battlefield Yorktown, VA Siege of Yorktown
1784/00/00 Lafayette's visits Marblehead, MA to honor General Glover and to see Elbridge Gerry Visitor Gen John Glover House Marblehead, MA
1784/00/00 On his third visit to America, The Marquis de Lafayette travels the Post Road on his way from Albany to Boston. He passed by the How Tavern but did not go inside. Life Longfellow's Wayside Inn Sudbury, MA
1785/00/00 During the late 1780's, Mary Washington makes the Marquis de Lafayette gingerbread at her home in Fredericksburg. Her recipe includes orange juice and orange zest. Guest Mary Washington House Fredericksburg, VA Old Fashioned Gingerbread
1785/00/00 After hearing George Washington wants quicker hunting dog, Lafayette sends seven large French hounds across the Atlantic Ocean for breeding. Benefactor Mount Vernon Estate, VA Mt Vernon, VA
1789/08/26 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is adopted by France's National Constituent Assembly. Co-Author Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
1790/00/00 Gilbert du Motier sends the key to the Bastille, the notorious French prison, to George Washington. It is on display at Mt Vernon. Life Mount Vernon Estate, VA Mt Vernon, VA
1791/01/10 Dedicated by Marquis de Lafayette, Portland Head Light's 16 whale oil lamps are illuminated. Dignitary Portland Headlight Cape Elizabeth
1791/02/00 Marquis de Lafayette stops a mob of more than 1,000 workers from the Faubourg Saint-Antoine led by Antoine Joseph Santerre from dismantling Vincennes. Life Chateau de Vincennes Paris
1802/00/00 Chateau de la Grange-Bleneau is the home of Marquis de Lafayette from 1802-1834 Home Chateau de la Grange-Bleneau Courpalay, FR
1824/07/13 Marquis de Lafayette and his entourage depart from France, sailing to the United States. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/15 General Lafayette's party arrives at Staten Island, New York and spends the day at the home of Daniel Tompkins, fourth governor of New York and the sixth vice president of the United States. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/16 Marquis de Lafayette arrives at Castle Garden, New York and is met by a great crowd that includes a group of American Revolutionary War veterans in tattered uniforms. Guest of Honor Castle Clinton National Monument New York City Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/19 Lafayette's retinue visits Stamford, Connecticut. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/20 Lafayette's retinue visits Harlem. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/20 Lafayette's retinue visits New Rochelle, NY. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/20 Marquis de Lafayette dines at Penfield's Inn. Guest Widow Haviland's Tavern Rye Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/20 Lafayette's party visits Byram Bridge, Connecticut. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/20 Lafayette's company visits Putnam Hill in Greenwich. Guest of Honor Putnam Hill Historic District Greenwich Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/20 Lafayette's party visits Norwalk, Connecticut. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/20 Lafayette's entourage visits Saugatuck (Westport). Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/20 Lafayette's retinue visits Fairfield, Connecticut. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/20 Lafayette spends the night at the Washington Hotel in Bridgeport, Connecticut Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/21 Lafayette's party visits New Haven, Connecticut. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/22 Lafayette's retinue visits Providence, RI. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/23 Lafayette's entourage visits Stoughton, MA and spends the night at Governor Eustis' mansion Guest of Honor Shirley-Eustis House Boston Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/24 Boston Mayor Josiah Quincy host a reception for General Lafayette in the Doric Hall at the State House and Lafayette has dinner with the Governor of Massachusetts. Guest of Honor Massachusetts Statehouse Boston Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/27 Commodore Bainbridge host Gilbert du Motier and company at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Nation's Guest Boston Naval Shipyard Boston Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/29 Lafayette pays a visit to John Adams at Peacefield. Later Lafayette remarks, "That was not the John Adams I knew". Later Adams will say, "That was not the Lafayette I knew". Guest of Honor The Old House at Peacefield Quincy Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/31 At 8 am, Lafayette and his retinue breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/31 Lafayette's party visits Concord, MA. At the North Bridge, Judge Samuel Hoar tells Lafayette that he is looking at the spot where "the first forcible resistance was made". This statement outraged people in Lexington. Guest of Honor Old North Bridge Concord, MA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/31 Lafayette's retinue visits the Lexington Battlefield MA. Guest of Honor Lexington Green Lexington, MA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/31 Lafayette's entourage stays the night in Newburyport, MA as a guest of James Prince and enjoys a dinner served by Prince Stetson, owner of the Wolfe Tavern. Guest of Honor Tracy Mansion, Newburyport Public Library Newburyport Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/01 Lafayette visits the home of the late Governor John Langdon, attends speeches at Jefferson Hall and a grand ball at Franklin Hall. During the night, Lafayette returns to Boston. Guest of Honor Gov John Langdon Mansion Portsmouth, NH Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/02 Lafayette visits Boston and Lexington in Massachusetts. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/03 Lafayette is entertained at the Rider Tavern. Visitor Rider Tavern Charlton Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/03 Lafayette visits Worcester, Massachusetts, and Tolland, Connecticut. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/04 Lafayette visits Hartford and Middletown in Connecticut. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/05 Lafayette's retinue arrives in New York City. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/06 Lafayette celebrates his birthday with the Society of the Cincinnati in New York City, General John Lamb reads a ballad that had been composed in 1792. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/06 Lafayette celebrates his birthday with the Society of the Cincinnati in New York City, General John Lamb reads a ballad that had been composed in 1792. Guest of Honor Marquis de Lafayette's Birthday
1824/09/08 General Lafayette attends a grand oratorio concert by the New York Choral Society at St Paul's Chapel. National Guest St Paul's Chapel New York City Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/10 Nicholas and Elizabeth Fish entertain the Marquis de Lafayette one September evening. Nation's Guest Hamilton Fish House New York City Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/11 Lafayette celebrates the 47th anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine with French residents in New York City. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/12 Marquis de Lafayette sails up the Hudson River to Albany sometime in September. Guest of Honor Cherry Hill Albany Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/15 Col John Eager Howard (veteran of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812), sitting in the tent that Gen Washington had used in 1777 at Dorchester Heights, welcomes Lafayette on behalf of the Maryland branch of the Society of the Cincinnati. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/15 Lafayette and Alexander Hamilton's widow, Elizabeth, review the cadets at West Point. Guest of Honor US Military Academy, West Point West Point Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/20 Lafayette's entourage visits Trenton, NJ around September. Guest of Honor Trenton Battle Monument Trenton Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/20 Lafayette's entourage visits Princeton, NJ sometime in September. Guest of Honor Princeton Battlefield Princeton Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/28 General Lafayette is received by civil and military officers, 6000 uniformed volunteer militia and 150 Revolutionary War veterans on a plain a short distance from Philadelphia. The 4 mile long procession led him to a reception at Independence Hall. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/09/28 General La Fayette is received by the Corporation of the City of Philadelphia in the Hall of Independence. Major William Jackson gives the welcoming speech before Lafayette gives his address. Guest of Honor Independence Hall Philadelphia, PA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/00 Lafayette's stays at the home Thomas Lawrason (Lafayette House) in Alexandria VA Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/06 The Brandywine Academy bell is rung in honor of the visit by Marquis de Lafayette as his entourage moves down market Street. Nation's Guest Brandywine Academy building, Wilmington Wilmington, DE Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/06 Lafayette is escorted to Wilmington, Delaware by the Grand Lodge of Delaware Masons where he enjoys a banquet in the long room of of the Town Hall. Nation's Guest Old Town Hall Wilmington, DE Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/06 Lafayette leaves his Wilmington Town Hall banquet early to give Dorcas Montgomery Van Dyke away as she marries Charles I du Pont. Nation's Guest Kensey Johns Van Dyke House New Castle, DE Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/12 Lafayette's entourage arrives in the District of Columbia Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/15 Lafayette is entertained at Arlington House, spends the night in Washington DC Guest of Honor Arlington House Arlington National Cemetery Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/16 Gilbert du Motier tours the Washington Navy Yard. Nation's Guest Washington Navy Yard Washington, DC Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/16 Marquis de Lafayette is honored at what is heralded as, 'one of the most brilliant of banquets'. The Marquis spent several days at Gadsby's Tavern during his tour. Visitor Panel from the Ballroom at Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, Virginia Metropolitan Museum of Art Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/16 Marquis de Lafayette is honored at what is heralded as, 'one of the most brilliant of banquets'. The Marquis spent several days at Gadsby's Tavern during his tour. Visitor Gadsby's Tavern Alexandria Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/17 Lafayette visits Mount Vernon and the tombs of George Washington and George Washington Parke Custis. Guest of Honor Mount Vernon Estate, VA Mt Vernon, VA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/18 Lafayette is escorted to the Washington's campaign tent erected on its original battlefield site, where a line of military officers shake his hand. Temporary monuments include a 45ft arch at Redoubt 10 and a 76ft obelisk at the British surrender site. National Guest Yorktown Battlefield Yorktown, VA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/18 Lafayette celebrates the 43rd anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown at the Thomas Nelson House. Guest of Honor Thomas Nelson House Yorktown, VA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/18 Lafayette stays in the Peyton Randolph House. National Guest Peyton Randolph House Williamsburg Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/19 Lafayette visits Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary. Guest of Honor Wren Building, College of William and Mary Williamsburg Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/19 At the Raleigh Tavern (rebuilt in 1931), Chief Justice John Marshall, Secretary of War John Calhoun and Layfette attend a banquet held in the French General's honor. National Guest Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/20 Lafayette and his entourage ride to Jamestown. National Guest Jamestown National Historic Site Jamestown Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/22 Lafayette is welcomed at Portsmouth with an artillery salute, a triumphal arch, local militia, Societies of the Borough and school children. The Arch is near the corner of Glasgow and Crawford St. National Guest Downtown Portsmouth Historic District (Virginia) Portsmouth Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/22 General Lafayette's squad pays a visit to the United States Naval Yard in Norfolk. Guest of Honor Quarters A, B and C, Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/23 Lafayette inspects the unfinished Fort Monroe, reviews the Regiments and eats York River oysters and drinks, and then eats and drinks again. He attends a handsome cotillion party hosted by Eustis at Quarters No 1 and stays the night. National Guest Fort Monroe Hampton Oyster Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/26 Lafayette's retinue arrives in Richmond on a steamer from Norfolk for a ten day stay. George Washington's tent from the Revolution is set up on Capital Square. The tent is guarded by the Morgan Legion, including Edgar Allen Poe. Guest of Honor Virginia Washington Monument Richmond Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/26 Lafayette dines with revolutionary veterans, Vice President John C Calhoun, John Brockenbrough, Governor James Pleasants and Chief Justice John Marshall. Guest of Honor Governor's Mansion Richmond Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/28 Marquis de Lafayette visits Richmond Lodge Number 13. Nation's Guest Mason's Hall Richmond Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/30 Lafayette's entourage enjoy horse races at Miles Selden's Tree Hill estate and is honored by jockeys and female students. Nation's Guest Tree Hill Richmond Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/31 Marquis de Lafayette attends church at Monumental Church in Richmond, VA. Visitor Monumental Church Richmond Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/11/04 Lafayette, former Ambassador to France William C Rives and local dignitaries give speeches during a banquet at Boyd Tavern. Lafayette is then escorted to Monticello by Thomas J Randolph and the Albemarle Lafayette Guards. Guest of Honor Boyd Tavern Keswick Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/11/04 Lafayette arrives at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, "at the reposeful seat of his illustrious friend he was a week." Guest of Honor Monticello Charlottesville Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/11/08 Lafayette attends a banquet at the University of Virginia. Guest of Honor University Of Virginia Historic District Charlottesville Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/11/11 Marquis de Lafayette stays with the Madisons "where he received the limit of hospitality" Guest of Honor Montpelier Montpelier Station Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/11/23 Lafayette arrives in Washington, DC where he is received at the White House by President James Monroe. Guest of Honor The White House Washington, DC Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/12/08 Lafayette is received at the United States Senate. Guest of Honor Old Senate Chamber United States Capitol Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/12/09 Speaker of the House, Henry Clay introduces Lafayette at the House of Representatives. Congress pays Lafayette $200,000 for his distinguish serve to the United States, the amount he had spent of his own money on the war. Guest of Honor The National Statuary Hall United States Capitol Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/12/15 Lafayette attends the first commencement ceremony of Columbian College, now George Washington University in Washington, DC. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/12/16 Lafayette spends the night visiting with Governor Samuel Sprigg. National Guest Northampton Plantation Slave Quarters Bowie, MD Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/12/17 Lafayette and his retinue are received at the State House. Col W R Stewart, from the Senate and by Gen Marriott, speaker of the House of Delegates, address the visitors. National Guest Maryland Statehouse Annapolis, MD Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/12/17 Lafayette and his retinue are attend a ball and dinner at McDowell Hall, St John's College. National Guest McDowell Hall, Annapolis Annapolis, MD Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/12/18 On Saturday morning, Lafayette reviews military troops and judges a marksmanship competition on the green at St John's College. National Guest St John's College, Annapolis Annapolis, MD Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/12/20 Lafayette receives the ladies of Annapolis at Mr Williamson's Inn, now the Maryland Inn. Guest of Honor The Maryland Inn, Annapolis Annapolis, MD Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/12/20 In the evening, Lafayette attends a party hosted by Mrs Mary Nevitt Steele in Annapolis, Maryland. National Guest Ogle Hall, Annapolis Annapolis, MD Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/12/24 Lafayette arrives at the Jug Bridge crossing the Monocacy River on the National Pike east of Frederick, MD. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/01/01 Lafayette attends a banquet hosted by Congress Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/01/02 Lafayette inspects the frigate BRANDYWINE as she is equipped for service. National Guest Washington Navy Yard Washington, DC Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/01/09 General Lafayette is honored at a party in Washington, John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay also attend. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/01/19 Lafayette's party arrives in Baltimore Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/01/20 Lafayette's entourage takes a steam boat to Norfolk, on his way to visit the legislature of Virginia at Richmond Guest of Honor Virginia State Capitol Richmond Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/02 Lafayette visits Raleigh, North Carolina and visits with Colonel William Polk who had fought along side Lafayette at the Battle of Brandywine, March 2-3 Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/05 Gen Lafayette and his retinue are escorted to Cheraw in new carriages where they attend a reception at Dr Ellerbe's home. Built c 1820, the federal style residence has since been known as the Lafayette House. Nation's Guest Lafayette House, Cheraw Cheraw Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/15 Lafayette arrives in Charleston, South Carolina and enjoys 3 days of balls, fireworks and reunions. The reunion with Francis Huger, son of his comrade Benjamin Huger was particularly significant in Charleston, since Francis had tried to free Lafayette. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/18 Lafayette arrives in Beaufort, South Carolina to a 13-gun salute and speaks to citizens from the John Mark Verdier House Guest of Honor John Mark Verdier House Beaufort Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/19 Lafayette's entourage arrives in Savannah, Georgia Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/21 Lafayette lays the foundation stone for the Nathanael Greene Monument on Johnson Square. Then proceeds to Chippewa Square to lay the cornerstone for the Count Casimir Pulaski Monument. Guest of Honor Savannah Georgia Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/21 Lafayette lays the foundation stone for the Nathanael Greene Monument on Johnson Square. Then proceeds to Chippewa Square to lay the cornerstone for the Count Casimir Pulaski Monument. Guest of Honor Savannah Historic District Savannah Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/23 Lafayette's party arrives in Augusta, GA via steam boat up the Savannah River Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/24 Marquis de Lafayette visits Hamburg. Nation's Guest North Augusta South Carolina
1825/03/24 Lafayette is entertained at a public banquet and a ball, in Augusta, GA. They stayed at the 1st Planter's Hotel (burn down 1836). The site, Jones St at Macartan St became Fire Department Headquarters, also known as Chemical No One. Guest of Honor Broad Street Historic District Augusta, GA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/25 Lafayette's entourage stays overnight in Warrenton, GA. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/26 Lafayette's entourage stopover in Sparta, GA Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/27 Lafayette meets Revolutionary War veterans from nearby counties, including the veteran who helped carried him to safety after being wounded at Brandywine. The reunion was followed by a grand fete hosted by the Georgia Governor at the Old Capitol building. Guest of Honor Old State Capitol, Milledgeville Milledgeville Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/27 Lafayette spends the night at the Gachet house, Lamar County, Georgia Guest of Honor Benjamin Gachet House Barnesville Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/29 Lafayette's retinue lunches in Macon, GA Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/29 Lafayette's entourage stops over at the Old Creek Indian Agency in western Crawford County, GA. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/30 Lafayette's retinue spends the night in log cabins in present-day Chattahoochee County, GA Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/03/31 Lafayette's party crosses the Chattahoochee River into Alabama and spends the night at Fort Mitchell, Alabama Guest of Honor Fort Mitchell Site Fort Mitchell Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/04/01 Lafayette's entourage leaves Fort Mitchell and travels with a military escort through Creek territory in Alabama Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/04/03 Lafayette's company arrive in Montgomery Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/04/04 Lafayette's entourage embarks on the BALIZE and the HENDERSON, and makes its way over the Alabama River through Selma, through the capital city of Cahaba and meets with members of the French Vine and Olive refugee colony (from near present day Demopolis) Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/04/07 Lafayette's party stops over in Mobile Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/04/08 Governor Pickens accompanied Lafayette by steamboat down Mobile Bay to Mobile Point, where he joined an official welcoming party from Louisiana. The retinue steams on the NATCHEZ (built in 1823) to New Orleans Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/04/11 Lafayette's party arrives in Chalmette, Louisiana (site of the Battle of New Orleans) Guest of Honor Chalmette Unit of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park Historic District Chalmette Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/04/11 Lafayette's entourage celebrates in New Orleans for several days, staying at The Cabildo. Guest of Honor The Cabildo New Orleans Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/04/15 Lafayette's party departs New Orleans, steams up the Mississippi River on the NATCHEZ (Fire destroyed the NATCHEZ, New Orleans, 4 September 1835) Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/04/16 Lafayette visits Duncan's Point, eight miles below Baton Rouge, and is welcomed in Baton Rouge with a reception and banquet, leaves just before nightfall Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/04/29 Lafayette visits St Louis, Missouri, April 29-30 Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/04 Lafayette's party arrives in Nashville, Tennessee Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/08 The steamboat MECHANIC sinks in the Ohio River, dumping Lafayette's party into the water, all passengers reach the shore safely Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/09 Lafayette's party is rescued by the steamboat PARAGON Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/11 Lafayette's company sojourns in Louisville, Kentucky, May 11-13 Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/14 Lafayette attends dinner and a ball in Frankfort, KY Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/15 Lafayette spends the night at the home of Major John Keene, east of Lexington, KY Guest of Honor Keeneland Racetrack Lexington, KY Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/16 Lafayette attends a military parade, speaks at Transylvania University and at the Lexington Female Academy in Lexington KY, May 16-17 Guest of Honor Old Morrison, Transylvania College Lexington, KY Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/17 Marquis de Lafayette leaves Lexington for Georgetown. It is believed he spends the evening at the Blue Springs, the Scott County home of Col Richard M Johnson. It was five miles from Georgetown, on what is today US 460, near its jct with US 227. National Guest Georgetown, KY Kentucky Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/18 Lafayette stays for the night at the Gaines Tavern, 20 miles south of Cincinnati. Sources say in Williamstown, but the schedule lends itself more to Walton, and Walton fits the 20-mile description. Gaines house is about a mile north of Walton. National Guest Col Abner Gaines House Walton Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/19 Lafayette is rowed across the Ohio in an elaborate six-oared barge to Cincinnati about midday. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/21 After some days in Cincinnati, Lafayette takes the steamer Herald upriver, and arrives in Maysville, Kentucky, for a couple of hours on the afternoon of 21 May 1825. Guest of Honor Maysville Kentucky Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/24 Lafayette visits Wheeling, Virginia Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/25 Lafayette visits Washington, Pennsylvania, dining at the Pioneer Grill in The George Washington Hotel and staying at the Globe Inn. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/29 Lafayette stops over at Braddock Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/05/30 Lafayette visits Pittsburgh, May 30-31 Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/06/01 Lafayette spends the night in Butler, Pennsylvania. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/06/04 Lafayette gives a speech at Eagle Tavern, Lafayette Square, Buffalo, then travels along the unfinished Erie Canal from Buffalo across New York. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/06/07 Lafayette meets local Revolutionary War veterans at Silvius Hoard's Tavern, Rochester Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/06/10 Lafayette visits Col Lansing at Oriskany, the late residence of Judge Platt, the house of Mr Berry and visits the widow of Judge White, at whose house he was entertained in 1784 when he assisted at the treaty with the Indians held at Rome. Nation's Guest Oriskany New York
1825/06/17 Lafayette lays the cornerstone of Bunker Hill Monument at the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Lafayette takes dirt from the excavation of the monument back to France to be use at his burial. Master of Ceremony Bunker Hill Monument Boston Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/06/24 Lafayette and his party partake of refreshments and tarrying until evening with Captain Bradbury and Captain Seth Spring at Seth's home on Spring Island in Biddeford, Maine. National Guest Captain Seth Spring Residence Biddeford
1825/06/27 Lafayette's entourage arrives in Claremont, New Hampshire. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/06/28 Lafayette's party crosses the Cornish Bridge into Vermont, travels to Woodstock, takes a stagecoach to Barnard and Royalton Guest of Honor Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge Windsor, VT Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/06/28 Lafayette's party crosses the Cornish Bridge into Vermont, travels to Woodstock, takes a stagecoach to Barnard and Royalton Guest of Honor Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge Cornish City Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/06/28 Lafayette arrives in Randolph, VT, meets Justin S Morrill and Senator Dudley Chase Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/06/28 Lafayette travels with Gov Cornelius P Van Ness through Barre to a celebration in Montpelier, Supreme Court Judge Elijah Paine gives a speech. Lafayette spends the night at The Pavilion (razed, the current building is a 1971 reconstruction). Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/06/29 Lafayette meets with women's groups in Montpelier, travels to Burlington, Vermont and Whitehall, New York. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/00 Lafayette's entourage visits Port Deposit, Havre de Grace, Maryland and spends two days in Baltimore Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/04 General Lafayette lays the cornerstone for the Brooklyn Apprentices' Library, the nucleus of the Brooklyn Museum, at Henry St and Cranberry St (razed). Dignitary Brooklyn Museum New York City Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/14 In New York City, Lafayette inspects the 2nd Battalion, 11th New York Artillery. The 2nd Battalion became known as the 'National Guard' in honor of Lafayette's Garde National de Paris. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/14 Lafayette attends a banquet at Sansay House in Morristown, New Jersey. Guest of Honor Sansay House Morristown Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/15 Lafayette attends a reception at Madison House in Bottle Hill (Madison, New Jersey) on his way to Springfield. Guest of Honor Bottle Hill Historic District Madison Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/15 Built ca 1780 on Nassau Street opposite Bainbridge House (now at 19 Vandeventer), the Beatty House serves as lodging for Lafayette. Guest of Honor Beatty House, Princeton Princeton Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/20 Lafayette visits Philadelphia, including Chestnut Hill, and receives a reception at Musical Fund Hall. Guest of Honor Musical Fund Hall Philadelphia, PA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/20 Lafayette visits Germantown, Philadelphia Guest of Honor Cliveden, Chew House Philadelphia, PA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/20 Lafayette visits Germantown, Philadelphia Guest of Honor Wyck House Philadelphia, PA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/25 Lafayette's party stops over in Wilmington, Delaware. Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/26 From Chester, Penn, Lafayette arrives at Chadds Ford where he visits with the sick and aged Gideon Gilpin and shows his son and companions the Brandywine Battlefield. Lafayette spends the night in West Chester. Guest of Honor Brandywine Battlefield Chadds Ford Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/26 From Chester, Penn, Lafayette arrives at Chadds Ford where he visits with the sick and aged Gideon Gilpin and shows his son and companions the Brandywine Battlefield. Lafayette spends the night in West Chester. Guest of Honor Gilpin Homestead Chadds Ford Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/07/27 Lafayette's party leaves West Chester for Lancaster Guest of Honor Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/08/00 Gilbert du Motier's company returns to Mount Vernon. Guest of Honor Mount Vernon Estate, VA Mt Vernon, VA Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/08/00 Marquis de Lafayette returns to Montpelier where he visits with 104 year old, retired slave, Granny Milly, her daughters and granddaughters (the youngest was 70). Guest of Honor Montpelier Montpelier Station Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/08/09 Marquis de Lafayette stops at the Berkeley House in Aldie and travels up the old Carolina Road to Oak Hill. Nation's Guest Berkeley House, Aldie Aldie Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/08/09 John Q Adams and Marquis de Lafayette visit James Monroe at Oak Hill. General Lafayette holds 6 month old Edmund Berkeley. National Guest Oak Hill Leesburg Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/08/09 Mary Carroll Mason is baptized at Temple Hall. Gilbert du Motier becomes her godfather. National Guest Temple Hall, Leesburg Leesburg Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/08/25 Marquis de Lafayette breakfast with William Jones at Ellwood Manor during his tour of America. Visitor Ellwood Manor Wilderness Battlefield Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/09/00 Lafayette tours the Navy Yard before heading to Arlington to dine with Mrs Custis. Guest of Honor Washington Navy Yard Washington, DC Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/09/06 Lafayette addresses a joint session of the US Congress in Washington, DC Guest of Honor The National Statuary Hall United States Capitol Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/09/06 Lafayette meets with President John Q Adams and celebrates his 68th birthday at a White House banquet with President Adams. Guest of Honor The White House Washington, DC Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/09/07 A tearful Marquis de Lafayette embraces President John Quincy Adams after delivering a farewell speech at the entrance to the White House. National Guest The White House Washington, DC Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1827/00/00 General Marquis de La Fayette home from 1827-1834 Home Marquis Faubourg Saint Honore Paris
1828/09/12 John Farley and Lt Fessenden are guest of General Lafayette at Chateau La Grange, near Paris Host Chateau de la Grange-Bleneau Courpalay, FR
1834/05/20 Lafayette dies at his Paris townhouse 6 rue d'Anjou-Saint-Honore (now 8 rue d'Anjou). Died Marquis Faubourg Saint Honore Paris
1834/05/22 Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert is buried in Paris, France. His son, Georges Washington du Motier, covers the General's coffin with dirt they had taken from Bunker Hill in Boston. In Memoriam Oratoire Cimetiere Picpus Paris

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Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Co-Author Constitutional document 1789/08/26
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