Northampton in Hampshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski
the memory of
Revolutionary War Hero,
who, from wounds received at
the siege of Savannah, Georgia,
died on October eleventh, 1779.
This memorial is erected in testimony
of respect by his fellow
of Northampton, Mass.,
October eleventh, 1929.
Erected 1929 by Polish-American Citizens of Northampton, Massachusetts.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 42° 19.041′ N, 72° 37.977′ W. Marker is in Northampton, Massachusetts, in Hampshire County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 10) and Masonic Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located near the center of Northampton's Pulaski Park, beside the sidewalk on the east side of the park, adjacent to the old Memorial Hall building (currently housing the Northampton Arts Council). Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pulaski (here, next to this marker); West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Pulaski Park (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Northampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Northampton Remembers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Musante Mile (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northampton.
Also see . . . General Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779). Casimir Pulaski, son of Count Joseph Pulaski, was born in Warsaw, Poland. At the age of fifteen, he joined his father and other members of the Polish nobility in opposing the Russian and Prussian interference in Polish affairs. Outlawed by Russia for his actions on behalf of Polish liberty, he traveled to Paris where he met Benjamin Franklin, who induced him to support the colonies against England in the American Revolution. It was on October 9, 1779, during the Battle of Savannah, that General Pulaski, charging into battle on horseback, fell to the ground mortally wounded by the blast of a cannon. (Submitted on August 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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