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Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski

1748 - 1779

 
 
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
1. Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Memorial
Inscription. (Bronze Plaque):
Brigadier General
Casimir Pulaski
1748-1779
The bronze equestrian statue of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, portrays the Revolutionary War hero in the uniform of a Polish cavalry commander. Born in Winiary, Poland on March 4, 1748 to a noble family, Pulaski gained prominence in Europe for his role in defending liberty in Poland. Excited by the struggle of the emerging American republic, Pulaski joined in its fight for independence, arriving in Boston in July, 1777.

Pulaski was given a commission as Brigadier General and Chief of Cavalry in command of all cavalry of the American forces. He was present at Germantown, Pennsylvania and led his legion at Haddonfield, New Jersey; Egg Harbor, New Jersey; Charleston, South Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia.

At Savannah, Pulaski was mortally wounded and was taken aboard the American Brig Wasp, where he died and was buried at sea on October 11, 1779. He was 31 years old.

The statue was designed by the sculptor Kazimierz Chodzinski and
Bronze Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
2. Bronze Plaque
architect Albert R. Ross. It was erected in 1910.

(Front):
Brigadier General
Casimir Pulaski
1747 - 1779
Fell in Battle at Savannah

(Left):
Brandywine
Valley Forge
Egg Harbor

(Right):
Charleston
Savannah
Germantown

(Back):
Brigadier General, U.S.
Marshal General, Poland


 
Erected 1910.
 
Location. 38° 53.753′ N, 77° 1.798′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in Pershing Park / Freedom Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Western Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Seal of the United States
Front of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
3. Front of Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Patrick Moynihan Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The John A. Wilson Building (about 400 feet away); Washington, DC: Capital and City (about 500 feet away); Alexander Robey Shepherd (about 500 feet away); Willard Inter-Continental Hotel (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kazimierz Pulaski. Wikipedia biography of Pulaski. Even though his first name has several spelling variations, the name "Pulaski" appears in dozens of place names across America. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Memorial. SIRIS entry for the memorial. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
Right Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
5. Right Side of Memorial
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
6. Back of Monument
Statue of General Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 22, 2008
7. Statue of General Pulaski
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
8. Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Statue and Marker
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
9. Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Marker
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
10. Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,191 times since then and 164 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   9, 10. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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