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General Casimir Pulaski

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 23, 2011
1. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
Inscription. Casimir Pulaski (Kazimierz Pulaski) was born in the late 1740ís in Warsaw, Poland. In his native country he fought against Imperial Russia, winning fame and respect for his brilliant and daring attacks on the Russian forces attacking his country.

With recommendations from Benjamin Franklin and the Marquis de Lafayette, in 1777 Pulaski joined the American War for Independence. On September 15, 1777, he was commissioned a Brigadier General and made “Commander of the Horse.” He is considered the “Father of the American Cavalry.” At largely his own expense, he formed an independent cavalry and infantry corps in Baltimore, known as that time as ĎPulaskiís Legion.” While leading a cavalry charge against the British at Savannah, Georgia, he was mortally wounded on October 14, 1779.

In 1929, the Pulaski Monument Committee commissioned architect A.C. Radziszewski and sculptor Hans Schuler to design a monument depicting Pulaski leading his final cavalry charge. On October 14, 1951, the completed monument was dedicated.

In 2001, for its 50th anniversary, under the leadership of the Pulaski Monument Restoration Committee, Polish Legion of American Veterans General Casimir Pulaski Post 209, the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, Department of Recreation and Parks, and

General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2011
2. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
the Friends of Patterson Park, the monument was restored and rededicated.

While visiting Bethlehem, PA, Pulaski received a silken banner made by Moravian nuns. This is one of the first instances that the US abbreviation was used. Image courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society.

Pulaski Monument Restoration Committee, Sponsor Sheila Dixon, Mayor
 
Location. 39° 17.22′ N, 76° 34.614′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and South Linwood Ave on Eastern Avenue. Click for map. The General Casimir Pulaski marker is located on the grounds of Patterson Park at the south east corner. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Star-Spangled Banner Centennial Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Show of Strength (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Cannon Marks Rodgers Bastion (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Patterson Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prelude to War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Canton (approx. half a mile away); Captain John O'Donnell (approx. half a mile away); Former Glory (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary

 
General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2011
3. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2011
4. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2011
5. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2011
6. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
 
 
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