Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski

Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (HMBIU)

Location: Washington, DC 20004
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.753', W 77° 1.798'

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1748 - 1779

(Bronze Plaque):
Brigadier General
Casimir Pulaski
1748-1779
The bronze equestrian statue of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, portrays the Revolutionary War hero in the uniform of a Polish cavalry commander. Born in Winiary, Poland on March 4, 1748 to a noble family, Pulaski gained prominence in Europe for his role in defending liberty in Poland. Excited by the struggle of the emerging American republic, Pulaski joined in its fight for independence, arriving in Boston in July, 1777.

Pulaski was given a commission as Brigadier General and Chief of Cavalry in command of all cavalry of the American forces. He was present at Germantown, Pennsylvania and led his legion at Haddonfield, New Jersey; Egg Harbor, New Jersey; Charleston, South Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia.

At Savannah, Pulaski was mortally wounded and was taken aboard the American Brig Wasp, where he died and was buried at sea on October 11, 1779. He was 31 years old.

The statue was designed by the sculptor Kazimierz Chodzinski and architect Albert R. Ross. It was erected in 1910.

(Front):
Brigadier General
Casimir Pulaski
1747 - 1779
Fell in Battle at Savannah

(Left):
Brandywine
Valley Forge
Egg Harbor

(Right):
Charleston
Savannah
Germantown

(Back):
Brigadier General, U.S.
Marshal General, Poland

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HM NumberHMBIU
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Year Placed1910
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323956 N 4307181
Decimal Degrees38.89588333, -77.02996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.753', W 77° 1.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 45.18" N, 77° 1' 47.88" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1980 13th St NW, Washington DC 20004, US
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