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Chadds Ford Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Casimir Pulaski

 
 
Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Casimir Pulaski Marker
Inscription.  Polish volunteer, commanded cavalry detachment helping to cover Washington's retreat from Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777. As brigadier general, served Sept. 1777 - March 1778 as first overall commander of the Continental Army's cavalry. He was mortally wounded at the siege of Savannah, Oct. 9, 1779.
 
Erected 1975 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1778.
 
Location. 39° 52.384′ N, 75° 34.309′ W. Marker is near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. It is in Chadds Ford Township. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south. Marker is northeast of Brandywine Battlefield State Park entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1461 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA 19317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Arborist Association (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial
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(about 500 feet away); Gideon Gilpin House (about 600 feet away); Kuerner Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christian C. Sanderson (approx. 0.4 miles away); To Honor All Who Served in the Founding, Defense, and Preservation of Our Great Country (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archie's Corner (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chadds Ford.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Casimir Pulaski. (Submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. History of the Battle of Brandywine. Brandywine Battlefield website. (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. Casimir Pulaski - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Casimir Pulaski at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Marker in Brandywine Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
2. Marker in Brandywine Battlefield Park
The Gideon Gilpin House (Lafayette's Quarters) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
3. The Gideon Gilpin House (Lafayette's Quarters)
Pulaski marker is just below the Gideon Gilpin House. The Marquis de Lafayette quartered in this house on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,699 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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