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Yamacraw Village in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper

 
 
General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2008
1. General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper Marker
Inscription.  Near this spot two notable heroes of the American Revolution were mortally wounded in the ill-fated assault by the American and French forces upon the British lines here on October 9, 1779.

Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski, the famous Polish patriot, was fatally wounded by a grapeshot as he rode forward into the heavy fire from the British defenses located in this area.

Sergeant William Jasper fell a short distance west of this marker while attempting to plant the colors of the 2nd Regiment of South Carolina Continentals upon British entrenchments.

To their memory and to the memory of the hundreds of gallant soldiers of America and France -- including the French commander-in-chief, Count d'Estaing -- who shed their blood here in the cause of Liberty, this marker is erected.
 
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
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. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1862.
 
Location. 32° 4.59′ N, 81° 6.032′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in Yamacraw Village. Marker can be reached from West Broad near Liberty Streets. Marker is located at the Savannah Convention and Visitor Information Centerư, at the west end of parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, 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. Spring Hill Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial To The American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Isidore De Lynch (within shouting distance of this marker); George Clymer (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col John Harris Cruger (within shouting distance of this marker); Mills Murphree (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Mordecai Sheftall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia for Casimir Pulaski. On October 9, 1779, Pulaski — during a cavalry charge, while probing for a
Marker located in front of Historic Central of Georgia Dining Car at Savannah Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Marker located in front of Historic Central of Georgia Dining Car at Savannah Visitor Center
weak point in the British lines at the Battle of Savannah — was wounded in the groin by grapeshot. (Submitted on March 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for Sgt William Jasper. He was a sergeant in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment. (Submitted on March 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper Marker
General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2013
4. General Casimir Pulaski • Sergeant William Jasper Marker
Located at the west end of the Savannah Visitor Center
General Casimir Pulaski image. Click for full size.
5. General Casimir Pulaski
Sgt. William Jasper of South Carolina image. Click for full size.
6. Sgt. William Jasper of South Carolina
The Death of Pulaski image. Click for full size.
Photographed By A. Bobbett
7. The Death of Pulaski
from Lossing, 1913, History of the United States.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 4,778 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on August 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on January 23, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on March 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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