New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Honors the memory of
Polish born Brigadier General
(1746 - 1817) A Patriot of the American Revolution
Planner of the fortifications at Bemis Heights,
that contributed to the American victory on
October 17, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga
Engineer appointed by the Continental Congress to
oversee the fortifications of West Point, 1777-1780
He is as pure a son of liberty as I have
ever known, and of that liberty
which is to go to all, and not
to the few and rich alone.
Erected 2003 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, New York City Chapter.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 40° 46.06′ N, 73° 58.155′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 65th Street east of 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 East 65th Street, New York NY 10065, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Charles Evans Hughes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Andy Warhol (about 500 feet away); Lehman Gates (about 500 feet away); Theodore Roosevelt Lived Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Balto (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Shakespeare (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Burns Statue (approx. ¼ mile away); Columbus (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Who Was Kosciuszko? (Kosciuszko Foundation). In the United States …He tried to buy Thomas Jefferson's slaves and free them. He designed the blueprints for West Point, which Benedict Arnold sold to the British. He planned the Battle of Saratoga, the turning point of the American Revolution. He stood up for the rights of Native Americans, and the chief of the Miami Indian tribe gave him a tomahawk/peace pipe as a sign of appreciation.... (Submitted on October 12, 2016.)
2. Thaddeus Kościuszko (Wikipedia). Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko (pronounced \kō-'SHÜS-kō\) (Andrew Thaddeus Bonaventure Kościuszko; February 4 or 12, 1746 – October 15, 1817) was a Polish–Lithuanian military engineer and a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, (Submitted on October 12, 2016.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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