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Historic District - South in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pulaski Monument

 
 
Pulaski Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, November 9, 2008
1. Pulaski Monument Marker
Inscription.  The monument erected in this Square to the memory of General Casimir Pulaski, who fell at Savannah in the cause of American Independence, was completed in 1854. The corner-stone was laid, with impressive ceremonies, October 11, 1853 - the 74th anniversary of the traditional date of the death of the famous Polish patriot.

Dr. Richard D. Arnold was chairman of the Commissioners in charge of the erection of the memorial for which $20,000 was collected by public subscription.

The Designer of the monument, which is of Italian marble, was the eminent Russian - born sculptor, Robert Eberhard Launitz of New York. At the conclusion of his explanation of the elaborite design and its symbolism Mr. Launitz stated:
"The monument is surmounted by a statue of Liberty, embracing with her left arm the banner of the Stars and Stripes, while in her right hand is extended the Laurel Wreath. The love of liberty brought Pulaski to America; for love of liberty he fought, and for liberty he lost his life. Thus, I Thought that Liberty should crown his monument, and share with him the homage of the free."
 
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1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 026-23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 11, 1922.
 
Location. 32° 4.295′ N, 81° 5.704′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - South. Marker is on Bull Street near Wayne Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker located in Monterey Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Comer House (a few steps from this marker); Casimir Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); Congregation Mickve Israel (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Home of Henry R. Jackson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Savannah's Marine Corps Memorial (about 500 feet away); Jepson House Education Center (about 600 feet away); Louis B. Toomer: Founder of Carver State Bank (about 600 feet away); Georgia Historical Society (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Pulaski Monument. The American Civil War Fort Pulaski National Monument is
Pulaski Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Pulaski Monument Marker
named in honor of Casimir Pułaski.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. relationship, with marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Casimir Pulaski. On October 9, 1779, Pułaski — 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 February 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Pulaski Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Pulaski Monument
Pulaski Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Pulaski Monument Marker
Pulaski Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
5. Pulaski Monument
Pulaski Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
6. Pulaski Monument Marker
Pulaski Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
7. Pulaski Monument
Pulaski Monument detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
8. Pulaski Monument detail
Monument Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
9. Monument Tablet
Pulaski The Heroic Pole Who Fell Mortally Wounded Fighting For American Liberty At The Siege Of Savannah 9 Oct. 1779
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,383 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 25, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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