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Chadds Ford in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Casimir Pulaski

 
 
Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Casimir Pulaski Marker
Inscription. Polish volunteer, commanded cavalry detachment helping to cover Washington's retreat from Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777. As brigadier general, served Sept. 1777 - March 1778 as first overall commander of the Continental Army's cavalry. He was mortally wounded at the siege of Savannah, Oct. 9, 1779.
 
Erected 1975 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 52.384′ N, 75° 34.309′ W. Marker is in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on US 1, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is northeast of Brandywine Battlefield State Park entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Chadds Ford PA 19317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette’s Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); The National Arborist Association (about 300 feet away); In Memory of Those Who Served in the Armed Forces (about 500 feet away); Gideon Gilpin House (about 600 feet away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christian C. Sanderson
Marker in Brandywine Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
2. Marker in Brandywine Battlefield Park
(approx. 0.4 miles away); To Honor All Who Served in the Founding, Defense, and Preservation of Our Great Country (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chadds Ford.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Casimir Pulaski. (Submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. History of the Battle of Brandywine. Brandywine Battlefield website. (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Casimir Pulaski - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Casimir Pulaski at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Gideon Gilpin House (Lafayette's Quarters) image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
3. The Gideon Gilpin House (Lafayette's Quarters)
Pulaski marker is just below the Gideon Gilpin House. The Marquis de Lafayette quartered in this house on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,308 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on June 10, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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