Visit of the Marquis de Lafayette to the United States

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The Marquis de Lafayette was the last surviving French general of the American Revolutionary War in 1824, and he made a tour of the 24 states in the United States from July 1824 to September 1825.wikipedia
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Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette

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The Marquis de Lafayette was the last surviving French general of the American Revolutionary War in 1824, and he made a tour of the 24 states in the United States from July 1824 to September 1825.
In 1824, President James Monroe invited him to the United States as the nation's guest, and he visited all 24 states in the union and met a rapturous reception.

Lafayette Welcoming Parade of 1824 (New York City)

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The Lafayette Welcoming Parade of 1824 was a parade held in New York City on August 16, 1824, to welcome the arrival of the Marquis de Lafayette on the occasion of his visit to the United States for a sixteen-month tour.

Frances Wright

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He was also accompanied for part of the trip by social reformer Frances Wright.
In 1824, Wright and her sister returned to the United States to follow the Marquis de Lafayette and his entourage during much of his farewell tour of the United States.

Lafayette Welcoming Parade of 1824 (Philadelphia)

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The Lafayette Welcoming Parade of 1824 was a parade held in Philadelphia in September 1824 to welcome the arrival of the Marquis de Lafayette on the occasion of his visit to the United States for a sixteen-month tour.

Edgar Allan Poe

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In 1824, he served as the lieutenant of the Richmond youth honor guard as Richmond celebrated the visit of the Marquis de Lafayette.

Georges Washington de La Fayette

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Lafayette visited all of the American states and traveled more than 6000 mi, accompanied by his son Georges Washington de La Fayette, named after George Washington, and others.
Georges accompanied his father on the latter's triumphant visit to America in 1824 and 1825.

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

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Guests at the house included such notable people as Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, who visited in 1824 (see: Visit of the Marquis de Lafayette to the United States).

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Fayetteville, North Carolina was named after Lafayette.
Lafayette visited the city on March 4 and 5, 1825, during his grand tour of the United States.

Old Point Comfort

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During the Marquis de LaFayette's famous trip to the United States in 1824-1825, the Marquis admired the Old Point Comfort stronghold which had been designed by French born engineer Simon Bernard.

Simon Bernard

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During the Marquis de LaFayette's famous trip to the United states in 1824–1825, the Marquis admired Fort Monroe, the Old Point Comfort stronghold which had also been designed by Bernard.

John Marshall

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23 and entertained the Marquis de Lafayette there during his visit to Richmond in 1824.

Eagle Tavern (Halifax, North Carolina)

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The tavern (known as the "Eagle Hotel" in the 1820s) served as an overnight stop on February 27, 1825 for the official traveling party during the Visit of the Marquis de Lafayette to the United States.

William Polk (colonel)

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Lafayette visited Raleigh in March 1825 as part of his Grand Tour of the United States.

University of Vermont

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The Marquis de Lafayette, a French general who became a commander in the American Revolution, toured all 24 U.S. states in 1824-1825 and while in Vermont laid the cornerstone of Old Mill, which stands on University Row, along with Ira Allen Chapel, Billings Library, Williams Hall, Royall Tyler Theatre and Morrill Hall.

Claiborne, Alabama

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It had grown to 2500 by the time that the Marquis de Lafayette visited in April 1825 during his famous tour of all 24 US states.

Pennsylvania Packet

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In 1825, the Marquis De Lafayette granted an interview to "Poulson's Advertiser" during his famous visit to the United States.

Morristown, New Jersey

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In July 1825 during his 15 month return tour of the United States, the Marquis de Lafayette returned to Morristown, where a ball was held in his honor at the 1807 Sansay House on DeHart Street (the edifice still stands as of 2011).

USS Brandywine

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However, it was renamed Brandywine to commemorate the battle in which the Frenchman had shed his blood for American freedom and as a gesture of the nation's affection for Lafayette.
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.

Grasse Mount

On July 29, 1825 during his tour of the twenty-four states of the country, the famed American Revolutionary War General, Marquis de Lafayette was entertained at the Grasse Mount estate after laying the cornerstone for the "South College" building at the University of Vermont.

Lafayette Land Grant

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Congress voted him $200,000 and a township of land in Tallahassee, Florida, known as the Lafayette Land Grant.
In 1824, another $200,000 and his choice of a township worth of land was given around the time of his visit to the United States in 1824-25.

Lafayette Square (Buffalo)

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In 1825 American Revolutionary War veteran and French General Lafayette visited this square during his historic tour of the United States and gave a speech in the square.

Bunker Hill Monument

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The Marquis de Lafayette (who was on a 14-month tour of the United States on the 50th anniversary of the War) performed the ceremony, Webster delivered the oration, and the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, conducted the services.

Globe Inn

On May 25, 1825, the Marquis de Lafayette visited Washington, Pennsylvania and stayed at the Globe Inn on his tour of the United States to celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence.