Mowday’s new Lafayette book featured in Georgia

Mowday will give a talk at 160th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg

June 1, 2023

Author Bruce E. Mowday’s new Lafayette book featured

at American Friends of Lafayette’s annual meeting in Georgia

Mowday will be in Gettysburg for 160th celebration


WEST CHESTER _ A book designed for students and adults will be featured during the upcoming American Friends of Lafayette’s annual meeting in Georgia.

Author Bruce E. Mowday worked with Alan R. Hoffman, president of the American Friends of Lafayette, on the book, Lafayette: America’s Young Hero & Guest. Chadds Ford artist Shay Aubrey Allen contributed original artwork for the book. The annual meeting takes place in LaGrange, Georgia, from June 8 through June 11.

“The book is a great educational tool to introduce students and adults to Lafayette,” Mowday said. “Portions of proceeds of the book will be donated to the national organization for the upcoming Lafayette Bicentennial celebration.”

Mowday, who also wrote Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero, said, “Many people know the name Lafayette but not what he did to secure America’s freedom. For 13 months in 1824 and 1825, America honored Lafayette with parades and events for his actions in the American Revolution. American Friends of Lafayette is recreating that grand tour in 2024 and 2025.” Mowday is the Chester and Delaware counties chair of the Lafayette Bicentennial Celebration. For more information, see

Mowday will be talking about Lafayette and signing his books at Brandywine Battlefield Park, 1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. On the same day, Barnes & Noble, 301 Main Street, Exton, is hosting a book signing from 1:00 p.m. until 3 p.m. “The day before Father’s Day event at Barnes & Noble is an excellent location to purchase books for the holiday.”

Lafayette will be the topic of The Let Freedom Ring keynote address by Mowday at the July 4 event at Emmanuel Church of Jesus Crist Apostolic, Inc., 4076 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, Delaware.  “This is such an honor,” Mowday said. The event takes place at 1:30 p.m.

The first two events for Mowday in June take place Friday, June 2, in Maryland with a private book signing and then Saturday, June 3 at the Foundry Day festival in Boiling Springs. Mowday will join author Mary Walsh in Boiling Springs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Mowday will be in Gettysburg for the 160th anniversary of the pivotal battle of the Civil War. He will sign books on Friday, June 23 from noon until 2:00 p.m. and then Saturday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Patriots of the Civil War Association’s event at 1301 Black Horse Tavern Road. At 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Mowday will give a talk on Gettysburg.

The Chesapeake City Library, 2527 Augustine Herman Highway, Chesapeake City, MD, is hosting a talk at 6:30 p.m. by Mowday on his book Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story. Mowday has written three books on Gettysburg, including J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg and Emotional Gettysburg. All of Mowday’s books can be seen at