March 10, 2008
When he arrived in America, the first letter he sent to George Washington, stated “I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it.” And die he did, at the age of thirty-two, mortally wounded at the Battle of Savannah, Georgia in 1779.
It is touching to think of how many mortal souls have fought and died for freedom. Sadness can overwhelm one with the realization that so many of the progeny of freedom fighters such as Pulaski, progeny who live every day of their mortal lives in the bosom of freedom, do not value freedom at all.
The Memorial to General Casimir Pulaski is at Wallington, New Jersey.
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July 20, 2006
The Battle of Kettle Creek, fought here on February 14, 1779, was one of the most important battles of the Revolutionary War in Georgia.
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May 17, 2006
The cornerstone of the Pulaski Monument was erected on 11 October 1853. Present for the occasion were Savannah militia units, local Masonic lodges, and a large number of local citizens, where the following tribute to Pulaski was read:
“This parchment is to record the laying of the corner-stone of a Monument in the centre of Monterey Square, at the junction of Bull and Wayne streets, (City of Savannah) to the memory of Brigadier-General Count Pulaski, who fell mortally wounded by a swivel shot while on a charge at the head of a body of cavalry before the British lines, at the Siege of Savannah, on the ninth day of October, seventeen hundred and seventy-nine.”
The image, Casimir Pulaski monument, was originally uploaded by Oh Lenna. It is posted here from Neddy’s favorites. For more information see www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/statues/pulaskimon.htm.