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Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pulaski Park

Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski

— 1748-1779 —

 
 
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Photographed By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
1. Pulaski Park Monument
Inscription.  
  • 1748 March 6 Count Pulaski was born in Poland
  • 1768-72 With his father, Count Joseph Pulaski led a Polish rebellion against imperial Russia
  • 1777 Came to America from Paris with Franklin's letter of introduction to General Washington, and joined his army in the American Revolution
  • 1777 With his cavalry charge at the battle of Brandywine saved encircled Gen. Washington from possible death or certain capture by the British. For his skill and bravery, Pulaski was appointed Chief of Dragoons with rank of Brigadier General.
  • 1778 By concent of Congress organized Pulaski Legion, an independent cavalry-infantry unit. He was called the 'Father of American Cavalry."
  • 1779 Pulaski's Legion defended Charleston, S.C.
  • 1779 October 9 Mortally wounded at Battle of Savannah, Ga. Died and buried at sea October 11.
    Dedicated October 11, 1972
    Elmira, New York

     
    Erected 1972 by City of Elmira, New York.
     
    Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers
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    War, US RevolutionaryWars, Non-US. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list.
     
    Location. 42° 6.264′ N, 76° 49.35′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is at the intersection of Davis Street and West Center Street, on the right when traveling north on Davis Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
     
    Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kopernik (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mark Twain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augustus W. Cowles (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodlawn Cemetery History (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. ¼ mile away); Underground Railroad Participants (approx. ¼ mile away); John W. Jones Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); John W. Jones (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel John Hendy (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
     
    Also see . . .
    1. Casimir Pulaski. Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski of Ślepowron coat of arms (March
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    Photographed By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
    2. Pulaski Park Monument
    6, 1745 – October 11, 1779) was a Polish nobleman, soldier, and military commander who has been called with his fellow Hungarian friend Michael Kovats de Fabriczy "the fathers of the American cavalry." (Submitted on November 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

    2. Pulaski's Legion. Pulaski's Legion was raised on March 28, 1778 at Baltimore, Maryland under the command of Casimir Pulaski for service with the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The Legion consisted of one troop of lancers, two troops of dragoons and 200 light infantry soldiers. It was one of the few cavalry regiments in the American Continental Army. (Submitted on November 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
     
    Pulaski Park Monument image. Click for full size.
    Photographed By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
    3. Pulaski Park Monument
    Brig. General Casimir Pulaski (1748-1779) image. Click for full size.
    Photographed By Brian Scott
    4. Brig. General Casimir Pulaski (1748-1779)
    Pulaski Park image. Click for full size.
    Photographed By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
    5. Pulaski Park
     
     
    Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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