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General Casimir Pulaski

1747 – 1779

 

—Father of the American Cavalry —

 
General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2010
1. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
Inscription.
I came here, where freedom is being defended,
to serve it and to live or die for it.


Mortally wounded at age 32 in the Battle of Savannah, Georgia   October 11, 1779

 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 40° 51.288′ N, 74° 6.616′ W. Marker is in Wallington, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Main Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on Main Avenue, between May Street and Locust Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Wallington NJ 07057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Bergen Trolley (approx. half a mile away); Acquacknonk Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Clinton and Gore (approx. half a mile away); William Alexander – Lord Stirling (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Blanchard House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Acquackanonk Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); General John J. Pershing (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallington.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779). Biography of General Pulaski from Polish American Cultural Center website.
Marker and Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2010
2. Marker and Dedication Plaque
The lower marker says that the General Casimir Pulaski Monument was dedicated on October 4, 2002. It also lists members of the Monument Committee and Major Contributors.
(Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Casimir Pulaski. (Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2010
3. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
Casimir Pulaski, was a native of Warsaw, Poland who joined the American fight for independence in 1777. The "Father of the American Cavalry" fought in many battles before being mortally wounded on October 9, 1779, during the Battle of Savannah.
General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2010
4. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
Pulaski helped to defeat Russian forces in his native Poland in 1771, prior to coming to America, making him a war hero in two different countries.
Marker on Main Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2010
5. Marker on Main Avenue
Closeup of General Casimir Pulaski image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2010
6. Closeup of General Casimir Pulaski
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 907 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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