Marquis de Lafayette and the Battle of the Brandywine

Suitable for Schools · Grades 9–12

The lecture highlights the little known role that Marquis de Lafayette played in America’s war for independence, including his participation at the Battle of the Brandywine on September 11, 1777. His ongoing support, both monetary and political, helped win the war against Great Britain and earns him some recognition as a “Founding Son” of our country. The lecture was inspired when the speaker visited Brandywine Battlefield Park and was alerted of its imminent closure.