Today's American Minute — who fought to give Americans freedom - American Minute with Bill Federer

French Marquis de Lafayette, "adopted son" of Washington, & other foreigners, who fought to give Americans freedom - American Minute with Bill Federer

"adopted son" of Washington & other foreigners French Marquis de Lafayette who fought to give Americans freedom - American Minute with Bill Federer

French Marquis de Lafayette, "adopted son" of Washington, & other foreigners, who fought to give Americans freedom - American Minute with Bill Federer

Commander-in-Chief George Washington appointed Lafayette as a Major General in the Continental Army. He insisted on serving without pay, covering all his own expenses.
Lafayette endured the freezing winter at Valley Forge, 1777-1778. He was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777. He fought in the:
  • Battle of Gloucester,
  • Battle of Barren Hill,
  • Battle of Monmouth,
  • Battle of Rhode Island, and
  • Battle of Green Spring.

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