Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
• Tadeusz Kosciuszko •
—American Soldier • Polish Patriot —
1746 ~ 1817
Colonel, Army of the United States
Major General, Kingdom of Poland
and Military Engineer
of the American Revolution. Kosciuszko built all of the principal American fortifications of the Revolution, including West Point, too strong for the British to attack, and planned many of the successful battles, including Saratoga, America’s First major victory.
In his modesty he declined promotion to general; In his generosity he refused pay for himself as long as his troops went unpaid; In his humanity he left his American estate to buy freedom for slaves and provide them with land and education.
Erected 1976 by City of Wilmington, Delaware.
Location. 39° 44.414′ N, 75° 34.185′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broom Street and Sycamore Street Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19805, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Casimir Pulaski (approx. ¼ mile away); William "Judy" Johnson Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bill McGowan (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vic Willis (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tilton Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wilmington Friends Meeting (approx. 0.8 miles away); Meeting House 1816 (approx. 0.8 miles away); John Dickinson (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
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Also see . . .
1. Tadeusz Kosciuszko - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 10, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Tadeusz Kosciuszko. (Submitted on February 10, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Tadeusz Kosciuszko ~ Polish World. (Submitted on February 10, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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