Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
French Aid During American Revolution
In Grateful Acknowledgment
On 4 July 1976, the 200th birthday of our Republic, this French cannon was dedicated as a symbol of the aid received from France during our struggle for independence.
France provided men, money, materiel, and moral support without which the struggle of 1776-1782 may have ended disastrously for the colonists. This effort on the part of France made such names as Lafayette, deRochambeau, and deGrasse an integral part of the United States history that culminated in the Peace of Paris, 20 January 1783, wherein the independence of the United States of America was officially acknowledged by all.
Erected by the Fort Leavenworth Historical Society.
Location. 39° 21.11′ N, 94° 54.892′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Scott Avenue / Augur Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Sherman Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sherman Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General James Franklin Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Former Burial Ground Fort Sully (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Leavenworth (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails (approx. ¼ mile away); Santa Fe and Oregon Trails (approx. ¼ mile away); Zais Park (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
More about this marker. Public access to the post is possible with proper identification, subject to U.S. Army regulations.
Also see . . .
1. Treaty of Alliance with France - Primary Documents. (Submitted on July 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. French Alliance, Assistance, and Diplomacy During the Revolution. (Submitted on July 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. France Allied With American Colonies, February 6, 1778. (Submitted on July 15, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.