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Kosciuszko

 
 
General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2009
1. General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Marker
Inscription. (Front):
Kosciuszko

Saratoga
(Right):
General Thaddeus Kosciuszko
1745-1817
Son of Poland

(Left):
Military Engineer
In the American Revolution
Fortified Saratoga and West Point

(Back):
"And freedom shrieked
as Kosciuszko fell."

Erected by the
Polish National Alliance of America
and presented to the
United States on behalf of the
Polish American Citizens
May 11, 1910

Raclawice

 
Erected 1910 by Polish National Alliance of America.
 
Location. 38° 54′ N, 77° 2.123′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of H Street NW and Madison Place NW, on the right when traveling east on H Street NW. Click for map. Located in the northeast corner of Lafayette Square. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fleeing the Executive Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dolly Madison House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cosmos Club (within shouting distance of
Eagle, Globe and Flag at the Front Base Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2009
2. Eagle, Globe and Flag at the Front Base
this marker); Ashburton House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tayloe House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Lafayette and his Compatriots (about 400 feet away); Freedmanís Savings And Trust (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .  Thaddeus Kosciuszko. Short biography of the Polish officer who offered his engineering services to the American cause during the Revolution. (Submitted on June 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Inscription on Right Side Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2009
3. Inscription on Right Side
Statue and Inscription on Left Side Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2009
4. Statue and Inscription on Left Side
Back Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2009
5. Back Inscription
Eagle Attacking a Serpent Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 3, 2009
6. Eagle Attacking a Serpent
The inscription on the back - "Raclawice" - is a reference to the location where Kosciuszko surrendered to Czarist forces in 1794. After the American Revolution, Kosciuszko returned to his native Poland to fight for its freedom. Defeated, he was imprisoned for several years. He would die in 1817 in Switzerland.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,039 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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