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General Comte Jean de Rochambeau Memorial

 

—Lafayette Square National Historic Landmark District —

 
Rochambeau statue and inscription on pedestal, upper south face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 11, 2010
1. Rochambeau statue and inscription on pedestal, upper south face
Inscription.
[front, south face:]
Rochambeau

[back, north face:]
"We have been contemporaries
and
fellow labourers
in the cause
of liberty,
and we have lived
together
as brothers should do,
in harmonious friendship,"

Washington to Rochambeau
February 1, 1784


By the Congress
May XXIV MDCCCCII

 
Erected 1902 by the U. S. Congress (a gift from France).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Washington-Rochambeau Route marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.941′ N, 77° 2.263′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and Jackson Place, NW, on the right when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Click for map. The statue is in the southwest corner of Lafayette Square Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Rochambeau Memorial - inscription on north face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 11, 2010
2. Rochambeau Memorial - inscription on north face
(within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Leslie Coffelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Preston Blair (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blair House (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration of Jackson Place and Lafayette Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lee House (about 300 feet away); First Home of the Reserve Officers Association (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur comte de Rochambeau. (Submitted on July 13, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Unveiling of Rochambeau Statue, 1902. (Submitted on July 13, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Wikipedia entry for the Washington - Rochambeau Revolutionary Route. (Submitted on July 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords.
General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 11, 2010
3. General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial
Franco-American Alliance; Battle of Yorktown, 1781; Marshal of France; J. J. Fernand Hamar, sculptor.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 11, 2010
4. General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial
General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 11, 2010
5. General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial
view toward Pennsylvania Avenue with the White House grounds in background.
 
 
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