General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Historical

General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Historical (HM1WEW)

Location: Scranton, PA 18503 Lackawanna County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 24.45', W 75° 39.764'

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Born Feb. 4, 1746 · Died Oct. 15, 1817


American Revolutionary War Hero. Lover of Freedom. Son of Poland. The first foreign officer to come to the aid of the American cause. Recruited by the Continental Congress for his military brilliance and engineering skill to fight for American freedom and independence.
Planned and directed the artillery fire in the Battle of Saratoga, the first American victory over the British, considered the turning point of the American Revolutionary War. Designed and helped to erect the fortifications at West Point, where the first monument was erected by the cadets in his honor. Led the famous attack against James Island in the Battle of Charleston where the last shot of the Revolutionary War was fired. Called"The Father of the American Artillery."
Awarded American citizenship by the Continental Congress. Thomas Jefferson said of him, "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."
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HM NumberHM1WEW
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 444607 N 4584206
Decimal Degrees41.40750000, -75.66273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.45', W 75° 39.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 27" N, 75° 39' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)570
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 565-599 Spruce St, Scranton PA 18503, US
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