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Kosciuszko Park

• Tadeusz Kosciuszko •

 

—American Soldier • Polish Patriot —

 
Kosciuszko Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, February 8, 2013
1. Kosciuszko Park Marker
Inscription.
In observance of the Nation’s Bicentennial, this park by resolution of the city council of Wilmington was named In Memory of
Tadeusz Kosciuszko
1746 ~ 1817
Colonel, Army of the United States
American Soldier
Major General, Kingdom of Poland
Polish Patriot
Distinguished Tactician
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.

Dedicated in the 200th Year of Independence that he helped secure
1976

 
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
Kosciuszko Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, February 8, 2013
2. Kosciuszko Park Marker
, on the left when traveling south on South Broom 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.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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 PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Kosciuszko Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, February 8, 2013
3. Kosciuszko Park Entrance
Kosciuszko Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, February 8, 2013
4. Kosciuszko Park
Tadeusz Kosciuszko image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. Tadeusz Kosciuszko
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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