- The Marquis de Lafayette Visits Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia
October 19, 1824 to October 27, 1824 NORFOLK CITY, Virginia Arts/Leisure, Economy, Urban-Life/Boosterism, War
Although a Frenchmen, the Marquis de Lafayette was a man dear to the hearts of many Americans in the early nineteenth century. He led American troops into battle during the Revolution, had sustained a wound at the Battle of Brandywine, and was instrumental in encouraging the participation of the French forces in the siege of Yorktown which led to the surrender of the British in 1781. Lafayette was...