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Marquis de Lafayette

Lafayette on Horse, Cosmos Club, Washington, DC


Auricchio, Laura. The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered. First Edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

Chaffin, Tom. Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Friendship That Helped Forge Two Nations. First edition. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2019.

Gottschalk, Louis. Lafayette In America – 1777-1783. 1st ed. Arveyres, France: L’Esprit de Lafayette Society, 1975.

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier. Memoirs of General Lafayette Embracing Details of His Public and Private Life, Sketches of the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Down Fall of Bonaparte, and the Restoration of the Bourbons, with Biographical Notices of Individuals Who Have Been Distinguished Actors in These Events. First. New York: Russell Robins, 1825.

Unger, Harlow G. Lafayette. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

Vowell, Sarah. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States. New York: Riverhead Books, 2015.

Memoirs and Papers

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Stanley J. Idzerda, and Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette.

Lafayette in the Age of the American Revolution: Selected Letters and Papers, 1776-1790. 5 vols. The Papers of the Marquis de Lafayette. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 1977.


General The Marquis De Lafayette, Unknown American Artist, Located at the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD

Lafayette Statue in Lafayette Square Washington DC

Information on the statue including artist and figures
Annapolis, Maryland

Moland House Heatsville Pennsylvania

Lafayette Statue on the grounds of the University of Vermont


Lafayette painted by Charles Cromwell Ingham (1796-1863) hanging in the New York State Capitol Building, Albany, New York

An example of the numerous historical markers commemorating Lafayette’s 1824-5 visit to the United States.  Citizens throughout the country feted him at every stop.  This marker is in Lewiston, New York.

Historical Marker on Main Street, Lewiston, New York.  The Tuscarora Indian Reservation is a few miles away.
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