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General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper

 
 
General Casimir Pulaski Sergeant William Jasper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
1. General Casimir Pulaski Sergeant William Jasper Marker
Inscription. Near this spot two notable heroes of the American Revolution were mortally wounded in the ill-fated assault by the American and French forces upon the British lines here on October 9, 1779.

Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski, the famous Polish patriot, was fatally wounded by a grapeshot as he rode forward into the heavy fire from the British defenses located in this area.

Sergeant William Jasper fell a short distance west of this marker while attempting to plant the colors of the 2nd Regiment of South Carolina Continentals upon British entrenchments.

To their memory and to the memory of the hundreds of gallant soldiers of America and France -- including the French commander-in-chief, Count d`Estaing -- who shed their blood here in the cause of Liberty, this marker is erected.
 
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.59′ N, 81° 6.032′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from West Broad near Liberty Streets. Click for map. Marker is located at the Savannah Convention and Visitor Information
Marker located in front of Historic Central of Georgia Dining Car, at Savannah Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Marker located in front of Historic Central of Georgia Dining Car, at Savannah Visitor Center
Centerư, at the west end of parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spring Hill Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial To The American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Isidore De Lynch (within shouting distance of this marker); George Clymer (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col John Harris Cruger (within shouting distance of this marker); Mills Murphree (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Mordecai Sheftall (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia for Casimir Pulaski. On October 9, 1779, Pulaski — during a cavalry charge, while probing for a weak point in the British lines at the Battle of Savannah — was wounded in the groin by grapeshot. (Submitted on March 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for Sgt William Jasper. He was a sergeant in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment. (Submitted on March 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper Marker
General Casimir Pulaski Sergeant William Jasper Marker, image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. General Casimir Pulaski Sergeant William Jasper Marker,
Located at the west end of the Savannah Visitor Center
General Casimir Pulaski image. Click for full size.
5. General Casimir Pulaski
Sgt. William Jasper of South Carolina image. Click for full size.
6. Sgt. William Jasper of South Carolina
 
 
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