General Casimir Pulaski Memorial - Northampton, MA
Posted by: neoc1
N 42° 19.053 W 072° 37.978
18T E 695059 N 4687747
Quick Description: A monument to Revolutionary War Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski is located in Northampton.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2011 4:01:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMCM8Q
Casimir Pulaski was born into a noble family on March 6, 1745 in Warsaw, Poland. After opposing the Russians in Europe he came to the American Colonies to join the Continental Army under the command of George Washington. He organized a corps of lancers and light infantry that became known as the Pulaski Cavalry Legion, hence he is called the father of the American cavalry. He died of woulds sustained during the siege of Savannah on October 11, 1779 and is one of only seven people to be awarded honorary United States citizenship.
A granite monument containing a bust of General Pulaski is located in Pulaski Park, adjacent to the city hall in Northampton. It is inscribed:
The memory of
Revolutionary War Hero
Who, from wounds received at
the siege of Savannah Georgia,
died on October eleventh 1779.
This memorial is erected in testimony
of respect by his fellow
of Northampton, Mass.
October eleventh 1929
The monument rests on a square granite base which is inscribed: