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Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gen. Casimir Pulaski

 
 
Gen. Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Gen. Casimir Pulaski Marker
Inscription.  
To the memory
of
Gen. Casimir Pulaski

Polish Patriot who fought for freedom on two continents. He volunteered his services to the Continental Army of the U. S. For distinguished service at the Battle of Brandywine, he was appointed a Brigadier General. General Pulaski formed the original American Cavalry, the Pulaski Legion, and served the Continental Army at Trenton, Valley Forge, and Charleston S. C. At Savannah, he made the supreme sacrifice. While leading a charge against British forces, he was mortally wounded.

Erected in 1985 by
Polish American Veterans and Auxiliary
Cambridge Post

 
Erected 1985 by Polish American Veterans and Auxiliary Cambridge Post.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1985.
 
Location. 42° 22.577′ N, 71° 7.283′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Garden Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the Cambridge Common. Touch for map
Markers on the Cambridge Common image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Markers on the Cambridge Common
The marker for Gen. Casimir Pulaski (right) is located next to one for his fellow-countryman Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko.
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. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (here, next to this marker); These Cannon Were Abandoned (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s General Orders (a few steps from this marker); Washington Elm (a few steps from this marker); Old Charlestown – Watertown Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Cambridge Soldiers and Sailors Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Also see . . .  Casimir Pulaski, Father of the American Cavalry. Biography of Casimir Pulaski. (Submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Gen. Casimir Pulaski image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Gen. Casimir Pulaski
From Appleton's Cyclopædia of Biography by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske Vol 5, 1900.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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