Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Doubt and uncertainty exists as to where Pulaski died and as to his burial - place. A contemporary Charlestown, S.C. newspaper item and other sources indicate that he died aboard a ship bound for that port. It was generally believed that he was buried at sea.
A tradition persisted, however, that General Pulaski died at Greenwich plantation near Savannah and that he was buried there. When the monument here was under erection, the grave at Greenwich was opened. The remains found there conformed, in the opinion of physicians, to a man of Pulaskiís age and stature and were re - interred beneath this memorial in a metallic case in 1854.
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-25.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 4.288′ N, 81° 5.683′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Bull Street near Wayne Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker located in Monterey Square. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pulaski Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Comer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Congregation Mickve Israel (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Home of Henry R. Jackson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Armstrong Junior College (about 400 feet away); Savannah's Marine Corps Memorial (about 500 feet away); Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church Centennial (about 600 feet away); Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
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1. Pulaski's Involvment in the Revolution. By the authorization of Congress he formed the independent Corps (later to (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Casimir Pulaski. The native spelling of his name was Kazimierz Pulaski. Pulaski is known as the "Father of American Cavalry." Prior to volunteering his services for the Continental Army, Pulaski had a distinguished military career fighting against the Russians for the Polish revolutionary movement. Honoring his contributions to American Independence are dozens of placenames (cities and counties) around the United States. (Submitted on February 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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