Place

Brigadier General Count Casimir Pulaski Memorial

A bronze state of a man riding a horse. The man wears a long cape and tall, furry cap.
Casimir Pulaski Statue

Quick Facts
Location:
Washington, DC
Significance:
American Revolution

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Public Transit

Casimir Pulaski (1745-1799), a Polish soldier and commander, was recruited for the American Revolution, where he made his mark as a cavalry officer and came to be known as "The Father of American Cavalry." Pulaski was mortally wounded in battle at Savannah, Georgia.

Inscriptions

Pedestal front face
Brigadier General
Casimir Pulaski
1741-1779
Fell in Battle at Savannah
Pedestal, south side
Brandy Wine
Valley Forge
Egg Harbor
Pedestal, back
Brigadier General US
Marshal General Poland
Pedestal, north
Charlestown
Savannah
Germantown
Plaque, south side
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.

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Last updated: January 11, 2024