New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Honors the memory of
Polish born Brigadier General
(1746 - 1817) A Patriot of the American Revolution
Planner of the fortifications at Bemis Heights,
that contributed to the American victory on
October 17, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga
Engineer appointed by the Continental Congress to
oversee the fortifications of West Point, 1777-1780
He is as pure a son of liberty as I have
ever known, and of that liberty
which is to go to all, and not
to the few and rich alone.
Erected 2003 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, New York City Chapter.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 17, 1777.
Location. 40° 46.06′ N, 73° 58.155′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Memorial is on East 65th Street east of 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 East 65th Street, New York NY 10065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple Emanu-el (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lotos Club (about 300 feet away); “New York of the Presidents” (about 300 feet away); 45 East 66th Street (about 400 feet away); Charles Evans Hughes (about 400 feet away); Andy Warhol (about 500 feet away); Lehman Gates (about 500 feet away); The Arsenal (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Thaddeus Kościuszko (Wikipedia). Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko (pronounced \kō-'SHÜS-kō\) (Andrew Thaddeus Bonaventure Kościuszko; February 4 or 12, 1746 – October 15, 1817) was a Polish–Lithuanian military engineer and a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the (Submitted on October 12, 2016.)
2. The J. J. Van Alen House -- No. 15 East 65th St. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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