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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.
Photographed 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).
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the DC, American Revolution Statuary, the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1845.
 
Location. 38° 53.941′ N, 77° 2.263′ W. Marker is in Downtown Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest and Jackson Place Northwest, on the right
Rochambeau Memorial - inscription on north face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, July 11, 2010
2. Rochambeau Memorial - inscription on north face
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when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. The statue is in the southwest corner of Lafayette Square Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); The Blair House (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); a different marker also named 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Washington.
 
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.)
General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, July 11, 2010
3. General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial

 
Additional keywords. Franco-American Alliance; Battle of Yorktown, 1781; Marshal of France; J. J. Fernand Hamar, sculptor.
 
General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, July 11, 2010
4. General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial
General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, July 11, 2010
5. General Comte de Rochambeau Memorial
view toward Pennsylvania Avenue with the White House grounds in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 28, 2022