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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Thaddeus Kosciuszko

Born Feb. 4, 1746 Died Oct. 15, 1817

 
 
General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2016
1. General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Marker
Inscription.

American Revolutionary War Hero. Lover of Freedom. Son of Poland. The first foreign officer to come to the aid of the American cause. Recruited by the Continental Congress for his military brilliance and engineering skill to fight for American freedom and independence.

Planned and directed the artillery fire in the Battle of Saratoga, the first American victory over the British, considered the turning point of the American Revolutionary War. Designed and helped to erect the fortifications at West Point, where the first monument was erected by the cadets in his honor. Led the famous attack against James Island in the Battle of Charleston where the last shot of the Revolutionary War was fired. Called

"The Father of the American Artillery."

Awarded American citizenship by the Continental Congress. Thomas Jefferson said of him, "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."


 
Location. 41° 24.45′ N, 75° 39.764′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Spruce Street and Lee Court, on the right when traveling west on Spruce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lackawanna County Courthouse Grounds, Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2016
2. General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Monument
Courthouse in background
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Piazza dell' Arte (a few steps from this marker); Lackawanna County (within shouting distance of this marker); First Electric Cars (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Mitchell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Thaddeus Kosciuszko. (Submitted on December 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thaddeus Kosciuszko. (Submitted on December 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial. (Submitted on December 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 31, 2016
3. General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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