Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dr. Richard D. Arnold was chairman of the Commissioners in charge of the erection of the memorial for which $20,000 was collected by public subscription.
The Designer of the monument, which is of Italian marble, was the eminent Russian - born sculptor, Robert Eberhard Launitz of New York. At the conclusion of his explanation of the elaborite design and its symbolism Mr. Launitz stated:
"The monument is surmounted by a statue of Liberty, embracing with her left arm the banner of the Stars and Stripes, while in her right hand is extended the Laurel Wreath. The love of liberty brought Pulaski to America; for love of liberty he fought, and for liberty he lost his life. Thus, I Thought that Liberty should crown his monument, and share with him the homage of the free."
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 026-23.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 4.295′ N, 81° 5.704′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Bull Street near Wayne Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker located in Monterey Square. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Comer House (a few steps from this marker); Casimir Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); Congregation Mickve Israel (within shouting distance of this marker); Armstrong Junior College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Home of Henry R. Jackson (about 400 feet away); Savannah's Marine Corps Memorial (about 500 feet away); Georgia Historical Society (about 600 feet away); Savannah Volunteer Guards (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding Pulaski Monument. The American Civil War Fort Pulaski National Monument is named in honor of Casimir Pułaski.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. relationship, with marker shown.
Also see . . . Casimir Pulaski. On October 9, 1779, Pułaski — during a cavalry charge, while (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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