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General Tadeusz Kosciuszko

Hero of Poland and The U.S.A.

 
 
General Tadeusz Kościuszko Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
1. General Tadeusz Kościuszko Marker
Inscription.
General Tadeusz Kościuszko
Hero of Poland and
The United States of America

From the people of Poland to the people
of the United States of America
Commemorating 200 Years
Of American Independence

[POLISH]

DAR NARODU POLSKIEGO
DLA NARODU
AMERYKANSKIEGO
UPAMIETNIAJACY 200–LECIE
NIEPODLEGLOSCI AMERYKI

 
Erected by City of Philadelphia - Nation of Poland - United States of America.
 
Location. 39° 57.407′ N, 75° 10.159′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Race Street/Ben Franklin Parkway and North 18th Street, on the right when traveling east on Race Street/Ben Franklin Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kopernik (within shouting distance of this marker); Sister Cities Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pope John Paul II (about 300 feet away); Archeology (about 400 feet away); The Heart of the Parkway
General Tadeusz Kościuszko Statue & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
2. General Tadeusz Kościuszko Statue & Marker
(about 400 feet away); Power And Politics (about 500 feet away); Meriwether Lewis (about 500 feet away); Friends Select School (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tadeusz Kościuszko - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Other Monuments erected in his Honor. (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. He fought with George Washington
In 1776 Kosciuszko entered the army of the United States as a volunteer, and brilliantly distinguished himself, especially during the operations about New York and at Yorktown. George Washington promoted Kosciuszko to the rank of a colonel of artillery and made him his adjutant. His humanity and charm of manner made him moreover one the most popular of the American officers. In 1783 Kosciuszko was rewarded for his services and his devotion to the cause of American independence with the thanks of Congress, the
General Tadeusz Kościuszko Statue image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
3. General Tadeusz Kościuszko Statue
privilege of American citizenship, a considerable annual pension with landed estates, and the rank of brigadier-general, which he retained in the Polish service.
    — Submitted December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on September 3, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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