West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gen's Lafayette and Pulaski
At Birmingham, Sept. 11, 1777
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.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 39° 54.367′ N, 75° 35.667′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Memorial is on S. Birmingham Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
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