Alabama, Marquis de Lafayette, Mississippi

Return Of A French Revolutionary War Hero – Marquis de Lafayette’s Tour Of The U.S. From 1824 to

Painting of Marquis de Lafayette depicting his military attire.

From 1824 to 1825, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, simply known as Marquis de Lafayette, returned to the United States for a tour of the lands that he helped secure a victory against the British during the Revolutionary War. For part of the tour, Marquis de Lafayette toured through Montgomery, Selma, and other parts of Alabama before going into the southern states of Louisiana and Mississippi.

Painting of Marquis de Lafayette in 1825.

In 1825, Marquis de Lafayette finished his tour in New York.

Lafayette greets the troops of the 2nd Battalion, 11th New York Artillery, in New York City, July 14, 1825. This unit later adopted the title “National Guard” in honor of Lafayette’s Garde National de Paris.

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