Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski
1748 - 1779
Pulaski was given a commission as Brigadier General and Chief of Cavalry in command of all cavalry of the American forces. He was present at Germantown, Pennsylvania and led his legion at Haddonfield, New Jersey; Egg Harbor, New Jersey; Charleston, South Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia.
At Savannah, Pulaski was mortally wounded and was taken aboard the American Brig Wasp, where he died and was buried at sea on October 11, 1779. He was 31 years old.
The statue was designed by the sculptor Kazimierz Chodzinski and
1747 - 1779
Fell in Battle at Savannah
Marshal General, Poland
Location. 38° 53.753′ N, 77° 1.798′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Pershing Park / Freedom Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Western Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Seal of the United States Marion Barry, Jr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Patrick Moynihan Place (about 300 feet away); The John A. Wilson Building (about 400 feet away); Washington, DC: Capital and City (about 500 feet away); Alexander Robey Shepherd (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
Also see . . .
1. Kazimierz Pulaski. Wikipedia biography of Pulaski. Even though his first name has several spelling variations, the name "Pulaski" appears in dozens of place names across America. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Memorial. SIRIS entry for the memorial. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,337 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 8. submitted on April 14, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 9, 10. submitted on December 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.