Lafayette’s 1824-25 Farewell Tour Commemoration (A Virtual Talk)


Lafayette as a lieutenant general in 1791, by Joseph-Désiré Court (1834) In 1824, the French aristocrat Lafayette (Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette), who had played a key role in securing victory over the British during the American Revolution, was invited by President James Monroe to visit the United States, then about to […]