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Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski

At Birmingham, Sept. 11, 1777

 
 
Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, May 17, 2014
1. Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski Marker
Inscription. Should days of brisk be forgot,
Although these days have fled.
Can we neglect the sacred spot,
Where Patriot Heroes bled?

An not those days of "old lang syne,"
We never can forget.
When with our sires to Brandywine,
Come gallant Lafayette.

By Brandywine's enchanting stream,
Our swains in peace abode,
Until the Tyrants' minions came,
To stain its banks with blood, &c.

To meet the Foe-men on the plain
Each Patriot, onward press'd.
And there with Washington, and Wayne
Appeared our honored Guest, &c.

And there he bore him in the van,
Where Washington still led
And to sustain the Rights of Man
The youthful Warrior bled &c.

Then long as our romantic stream,
Shall roll its silver wave,
Its vales shall echo with the name
Of Lafayette, the brave. &c.
Great God, Proniter and Father of Liberty
John G. Taylor, Erected 18ft. 1900
Admiral Count DeGrasse
B. 1722 - D. 1788, France
 
Erected 1900 by John G. Taylor.
 
Location. 39° 54.367′ N, 75° 35.667′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on S. Birmingham Road. Click for map
Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski Monument image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, May 17, 2014
2. Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski Monument
At the entrance of the Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery.
. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Peace Garden at Birmingham (within shouting distance of this marker); The Friends School at Birmingham Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Birmingham Friends Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Defense Line (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Those Who Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Native Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Birmingham Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Chester.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Opposite Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, May 17, 2014
3. Opposite Side of Monument
Gen Lafayette's Toast, at banquet in West Chester, July 2, 1825.

May the blood spilled by thousands with equal merit in the cause of independence and freedom be to ensuing generations an eternal pledge of unalloyed republicanism, Federal Union, public prosperity, and domestic happiness.
Lafayette, B. Sep. 6, 1757. D. 1834, in France

French Commanders at the surrender of Lord Corwallis, in Yorktown, Oct. 19th, 1781 Gens Lafayette and Pulaski. Gen. Rochambeau, 6,000 French soldiers. Gen. St. Simons, 3,000 " " Admiral DeGrasse, French Navy, 50 ships, 3,000 Marines
Monument Row, Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, May 17, 2014
4. Monument Row, Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery
 
 
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