Lafayette’s years in America had given him the most glorious career it was possible for a youth of his disposition to imagine. He had fought for a noble cause, and won the love of a nation. George Washington sent him admiring and heart-sore letters after the marquis returned to France; the state of Virginia presented a bust of him to the city of Paris; the island of Nantucket sent him a 500-pound cheese. Lafayette cherished the love he had earned overseas, and never let the French forget it. When his first two children were born, he named the boy George Washington and the girl Virginia. At his Paris household, his family spoke English, and his messenger was dressed as an American Indian.
|Fort Morris State Historic Site||Midway||Earthwork fortification; building started in 1776 and it fell to the British in 1779.|
|Midway Church and Museum||Midway||Midway Church was burned during the war and rebuilt in 1792; the museum focuses on 18th and early 19th century life.|
|Savannah History Museum||Savannah||The 20,000 square foot museum stands on the site of the Battle of Savannah (1778).|
Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution (2003)