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PULASKI, Brigadier General Count Casimir: Memorial at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C.
by Kazimierz Chodzinski
located in James M. Goode's Pennsylvania Avenue area (click link for more in that area)

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Kazimierz Pulaski of Clan Slepowron (March 4, 1746 October 11, 1779), was a Polish soldier and politician who has been called "the father of American cavalry." A member of the Polish landed nobility, he was a military commander for the Bar Confederation and fought against Russian domination of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. When this uprising failed, he emigrated to North America, where he became a General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He died of wounds suffered at the Battle of Savannah. Source: Wikipedia




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BRIGADIER GENERAL
KASIMIR PULASKI

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BRIGADIER GENERAL U.S.
MARSHAL GENERAL POLAND

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CHARLESTOWN
SAVANNAH
GERMANTOWN

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BRANDYWINE
VALLEY FORGE
EGG HARBOR

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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 CAVALARY 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 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, 1778. HE WAS 31 YEARS OLD. THE STATUE WAS DESIGNED BY THE SCULPTOR KAZIMIERZ CHODZINSKI AND ARCHITECT ALBERT R. ROSS. IT WAS ERECTED IN 1910.

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Kasimiriez Chodzinski

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Freedom Plaza

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The Old Post Office (Pulaski on the left)

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Across Freedom Square -- Pulaski is in the trees toward the left.

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More Info
See
James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 458 Item #10.10; Pennsylvania Avenue area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p366 Item #J-7)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: Kazimierz Chodzinski
Related subjects: Revolutionary War
Location: Pennsylvania Ave & 13th St NW Washington, D.C.
See Pennsylvania Avenue area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Federal Triangle (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number DC000039 (dcMem ID #635 )

Links & other sources
The Names of Washington D.C. (p130)
ADC Greater Washington, DC Street Map Book (100)
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Pulaski (89)
Wikipedia article on Pulaski day
Wikipedia article on Pulaski
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures Pulaski statue

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